THAILAND, July-December, 2011.
The worst floods ever recorded in that country & the world’s worst flood disaster ever, in terms of the number of people affected (13.6 million) and the volume of water.
It’s easy to get confused about this issue: are recent extreme weather events caused by global warming; or are they really just part of the normal ups & downs of the unpredictable climate system?
You will hear climate deniers appeal to the record of the past, and inherent climate variability to deny there’s anything unusual about recent events.
But they are wrong. The climate IS changing - not by much, but quite enough to make a difference to the patterns we experience.
And there’s more to come.
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