- The American states of
and Texas , and their neighbors, had intense rain for over a week in early 2016, triggering record-breaking flooding in the area. Louisiana
- The American West has suffered severe drought conditions for four years, straining water supplies and lowering yields of important crops.
- Over the past winter
and England have had prolonged bouts of heavy rain and flooding, including hundreds of flood alerts and warnings, more than 30 of which were labeled severe. Wales had a heat wave four days long with temperatures over 40ºC (104ºF) in February 2016, and has had seven days over this temperature this season. Perth, Australia has had increasing numbers of serious flooding events over the last century, including 40 events in the last 15 years. Most of these are accompanied by loss of life and social dislocation, and significant damage to structures and agricultural lands. Pakistan
Here we discuss the question of whether, and how, extreme events can be attributed to global warming.