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Scientists link global warming with extreme weather

February 26, 2013

Scientists link global warming with extreme weather

Extreme weather may be related to climate change, according to scientists.

A study conducted by German scientists has revealed that warming caused by an increase in greenhouse gases may be behind a series of extreme weather events occurring across the globe the past few years.

The paper, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explains that the air waves move warm and cold air from the tropics to the Arctic stopping in Europe, the U.S., and more on the way. The research team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found the greenhouse gases often ran off course, causing giant air waves to be trapped in the atmosphere where they may have resulted in weather conditions aligned with heatwaves in 2011 and floods in Pakistan in 2010.

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