How does climate change affect extreme weather?
Firstly,we need to understand the difference between climate and weather. Weather refers to short term atmospheric conditions while climate describes what weather is like over a long period of time.
Climate change is a change in the statistical properties of the climate system that persists for several decades or longer—usually at least 30 years. These statistical properties include averages, variability and extremes. Climate change may be due to natural processes, such as changes in the Sun’s radiation, volcanoes or internal variability in the climate system, or due to human influences such as changes in the composition of the atmosphere or land use.
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Extreme weather are unexpected,servere weather. They are weather events that are significantly different from the usual weather pattern. Extreme weather includes flood,heat waves and even hurricanes.Extreme weather has significant impacts on human society as well natural ecosystems.
Examples of recent events:
---In 2019, snow fell at a record-low elevation in Hawaii. In 2014, blizzards hit the Midwest, shrinking the economy by 2.1%. The warming Arctic has increased the frequency of blizzards in the northeast United States and Europe.
---In July 2018, heat waves set new temperature records all over the world. Death Valley had the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. The average temperature was 108 degrees Fahrenheit. In China, 22 counties and cities almost reported their hottest months ever.
Climate change's impact on extreme weather:
There have been weather changes along with climate change. But what exactly are they? And why does that happen? Please comment your thoughts and point out my mistakes (if I made some). Feel free to discuss this topic below!
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