Deadly floods in Germany, China and North America’s sizzling heatwaves have one common link: jet stream

Devastating floods destroyed towns in Germany and Belgium. A ruthless heatwave broiled the Western US and Canada. Heavy rains paralysed a Chinese industrial hub home to 10 million people. These recent weather phenomena are being intensified by the changing climate.But the link between these far-flung extremes goes beyond warming global temperatures. All of these events are touched by jet streams, strong and narrow bands of westerly winds blowing above the Earth’s surface. The currents are…


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