Climate change, in case you were still not sure, is real and with it comes some pretty terrible weather that we’re all going to have to live through. Think this summer was awful? Well buckle up, they’re probably going to get worse according to a new study.
According to the study, the extremes that we’re seeing (such as all those record breaking super hot days) are just the start of what will be our new normal thanks to damage done to the jet stream and it’s just going to get worse the longer we go on. Extreme weather could go up by 50% in the northern hemisphere by 2100.
The study has it’s critics and there’s not enough long term data to know for sure how accurate the predictions are. There’s some good news though, if we ramp up our efforts to stop halt and turn back the tides on global warming, we may be able to stabilize things. Which is to say, work still needs to be done, it’s not all hopeless. Check out the link for the study itself.