Climate change made extreme floods in Germany and Belgium more likely

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Environment 16 July 2021

By Layal Liverpool

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Flooding successful Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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The upwind events that are thought to person contributed to utmost floods successful occidental Europe are becoming much apt owed to clime change, according to clime and meteorology researchers.

A operation of highly dense rainfall and a slow-moving tempest beforehand astir apt contributed to the flooding, which has killed astatine slightest 120 radical successful Germany and Belgium, and has besides affected the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland. “It’s travel from precise moist aerial successful the ambiance wrapping astir an astir stationary front,” says Hayley Fowler astatine …

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