GENEVA (AN) — Amid devastating floods in Western Europe, the U.N. weather agency and other experts emphasized the rising frequency of extreme weather due to the climate crisis while calling for more study into unusual weather patterns tied to Arctic warming and heat buildup in the oceans.
Torrential rainfall unleashed catastrophic flooding this month across swaths of Western Europe that has killed more than 100 people, left 1,300 people unaccounted for and caused widespread destruction to towns, including landslides, collapsed homes and lack of electricity and other basic services.
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