Via a Google Hangout session yesterday, here’s Martin Hoerling, a research meteorologist at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory:
“. . . [Presently] we’re breaking high temperature records much more frequently than by chance. And, by some estimates, the ratio of that exceedance of breaking highs compared to what you would expect by chance would lead to us say to that there’s about an 80 percent chance that the record high you experienced was due to climate change.”
As I’ve been saying: we’re in it. It’s not just rising temperatures leading to some sort of future disaster. The disasters are happening right now.