The climate change connection
The Sept. 30 Metro article “A relief from rain, but not its effects” was a thorough report of flooding expected in the region. However, the article failed to address a link between said flooding and climate change. Under climate-change scenarios, recordbreaking rainfall and high waters will become all too common. When we discuss increasingly extreme weather events, climate change is often left out of the conversation. We mustn’t have an aversion to the subject of climate change. Let’s hope that mitigation measures are taken at the city level and that day-to-day weather scenarios do not surpass our threshold to withstand them.