I quote this here because I can’t think of a way to say it better.
Think Progress writes for Climate Progress:
Severe weather fueled by global warming pollution is having an even more devastating impact around the world:
- The fasting month of Ramadan began yesterday in sorrow for 14 million Pakistanis, as one fifth of the nation is underwater from the worst monsoon-related floods in living memory.
- Weeks of flooding and landslides in China have affected over 140 million people in 28 provinces as rivers like the Yangtze, the Yellow and the Songhua have swollen from the extreme rains.
- Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic face millions of dollars of damage after flooding rains last weekend carved a “swath of destruction,” killing at least 11 people and damaging hundreds of homes and businesses.
- Russia’s unprecedented heat wave, which has killed thousands and caused $15 billion in damage to the country’s economy, may be the “first disaster unequivocally attributable to anthropogenic climate change.”
All of these disasters were predicted by climate scientists as a consequence of greenhouse gas pollution from burning fossil fuels.
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