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Climate Change Triggered Most Heavy Rainfall, Fires, & Hot Waves in 2015: Study

While people are resting assured with the misconception that climate change is controllable, a new survey has revealed some shocking facts about the harsh impacts of abnormal variations in the climatic pattern. A new research report, published on Thursday as a special publication of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, revealed that the harsh impacts of climate change had triggered most of the floods, fire events, and tropical waves in 2015.

The new study has given the best evidence about how climate change is influencing the weather and triggering worst outcomes. The reports of the survey indicate a range of extreme climatic happenings in 2015 which were likely to be caused by global warming. The highlighted events mentioned in the study involve the flow of heat waves in Australia, torrential rains in China and intense wildfires in Alaska.

Over the years, scientists have been predicting about the intensification of climate change and suggesting about the harshness and occurrence of extreme climatic events across the globe. Because of the excessive emission of greenhouse gases and growing intensity of air pollution, in a recent couple of decades, the severity of climate change has grown up. In last few years, the impacts of abnormal changes in climate have triggered many serious events like flood, rain, tempered rays, and wildfire event across the world, the new study revealed.

Thursday, while publishing the research reports, Stephanie Herring, a NOAA climate researcher and lead author of the survey said in a press conference, “The study was intended to understand the weather thoroughly. The aim was quite common – to understand the reasons behind such unexpected natural disasters and their excessive growth in a recent couple of years. By examining the events and researching on the most highlighted occurrences of 2015, we wanted to detect their primary reasons, so that we can better forecast and prepare for such events in the near future.”

The new survey report focuses more on 2015 Alaskan wildfire event, which blazed the second-largest number of forests after the event of 1940, the intense cyclones that happened in the Western North Pacific in 2015, the extreme winter sunshine in the United Kingdom, and the heavy rainfall in China.

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