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Dire Climate Impacts Distract From Even More Dire Warnings

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Floodwaters in the Sanghar District of Pakistan

Floodwaters in the Sanghar District of Pakistan

Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

This is a roundup of recent findings in climate science from the latest issue of Bloomberg Green’s magazine. Subscribe to receive the magazine in print, and sign up to receive  the Green Daily newsletter in your inbox.

Extreme weather continues to swell like US coastlines during high tide. And with it comes the realization that the climate changes we were warned about are already here. For decades the core question in the public debate over global warming was: Will all these scientific projections come true? Now, Britain has had its hottest summer ever and New Zealand its third-warmest winter in a row. The Rhine, Danube, Yangtze, and Colorado rivers dried out, interrupting commerce and power generation. Heat records were smashed.