Climate change and extreme flooding linked by new evidence

Guardian: There's a sound rule for reporting weather events that may be related to climate change. You can't say that a particular heatwave or a particular downpour – or even a particular freeze – was definitely caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases. But you can say whether these events are consistent with predictions, or that their likelihood rises or falls in a warming world. Weather is a complex system. Long-running trends, natural fluctuations and random patterns are fed into the global weather......

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