Report: Climate Change Contributed to Some of 2020’s Worst Weather

Scientists say human-caused climate change make extreme weather events more likely, according to new research published Wednesday in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The 10th edition of the report, Explaining Extreme Events in 2020 from a Climate Perspective, presents 18 new peer-reviewed analyses of extreme weather across the world during 2020. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study that examined the U.S. Southwest drought using several different model simulations found climate change may have increased the likelihood that the monsoon-season rains would fail as they did in 2020, reigniting a multiyear drought. One trend emerging in the past several years is several studies that find climate change is reducing the risk of certain types of extreme events, typically cold outbreaks or heavy precipitation. Stephanie Herring, a NOAA climate scientist, says, “This report reinforces the scientific consensus that human influence has created a new climate — one that is impacting extreme events today.”

Related articles

Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th, 2022 Programs

***No video interviews for our holiday programs on Thursday and Friday. Markets were open for a shortened session on Friday as well. Below are links to our Thursday and Friday episodes with various interviews...

Biden Wants Rail Unions, Freight Railroads to Settle Contract Dispute Themselves

President Biden wants rail unions and freight railroads to resolve their long-running contract dispute themselves, without saying publicly if he’ll intervene or ask Congress to do so, barring an agreement. Biden Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre...

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 Video and Audio Program

Overall, trade on Wednesday was fairly quiet headed into the Thanksgiving holiday. We did find some late buying interest in grains on the session and in turn, slipped lower in cattle and hogs on...

Farm State Senators Vent Over High Diesel Prices 

High input prices helped fuel debate over the next farm bill at a recent Senate Ag Committee hearing. High diesel prices mean high food prices, as farmers and truckers struggle to pay an average...

USDA Invites Producers to Respond Online to the 2022 Census of Agriculture

The USDA mailed survey codes to all known U.S. ag producers with the invitation to respond online to the 2022 Census of Agriculture at agcounts.usda.gov. The ag census is the nation’s only comprehensive and impartial...

Latest articles

%d bloggers like this: