Weather extremes: Humans likely influence giant airstreams

Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 03/27/2017 The increase of devastating weather extremes in summer is likely linked to human-made climate change, mounting evidence shows. Giant airstreams are circling the Earth, waving up and down between the Arctic and the tropics. These planetary waves transport heat and moisture. When these planetary waves stall, droughts or floods can occur. Warming caused by greenhouse-gases from fossil fuels … Read more Weather extremes: Humans likely influence giant airstreams