Two studies found that man-made global warming may be behind cases of extreme rainstorms and snowfalls. The studies provide proof against the claim of the climate change as a “victimless crime.”
Miles Allen of the University of Oxford, co-author of one of the studies said, “Extreme weather is what actually hurts people.”
The World Health Organization found that over the past 60 years flooding has killed more than 2.3 million people.
The studies were done in computer simulations. For the first time researchers found they were able to pin point the “fingerprints of human-caused climate change.”
Climate scientist Jerry North of Texas A&M University praised the work but is concerned the studies are making a connection between extreme climate change and global warming based on data that is not the best in some locations.
Other climate experts reviewed the studies for the Associated Press said the research was sound and strong.
An interactive map explains the greenhouse effect.