Extreme weather in US and Australia may be due to climate change

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2018 is barely a week old, but it has already brought some stunning weather extremes.

Australia has experienced a heatwave, with thermometers hitting 47.3 °C in Sydney on 6 January. To stay cool, New Scientist’s local reporter Alice Klein says she had to sleep under a wet towel cuddling a bag of ice.

Meanwhile, on the east coast of the US, a rapidly intensifying “bomb cyclone” was followed by a blast of cold Arctic air that led to waterfalls and fountains freezing.

On top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, it was -38 °C…

Via newscientist.com

Image courtesy newscientist.com


 

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