Russia Fires, Pakistan Floods Linked?

National Geographic: They're raging a continent apart, but two deadly natural disasters--the Russian wildfires and the Pakistan floods--may be connected by the Asian monsoon, one of the most powerful atmospheric forces on the planet, scientists say. That's because the monsoon--a seasonal wind system that brings rain and floods to Pakistan and much of the rest of Asia in summer--also drives the circulation of air as far away as Europe, said Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the Boulder, Colorado-based ......

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