How Climate Change May Have Impacted the Latest Winter Storms

This winter season in the U.S. included winter storms, extreme rains and flooding. How did climate change affect these extreme weather events?

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The United States saw a slew of extreme weather in the last few weeks, including a winter storm around Christmas time and extreme rains and flooding in California in early January. Why did these storms happen? How did climate change play in? Ethan breaks down what we know and what we still need to learn in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”

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Writers: Ethan Brown

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