The extreme weather side-by-side

The western world has experienced a series of extreme weather events in the last month.

More than 60% of the United States was hit by severe cold waves/”bomb cyclones“. Many Western States has been hit by record storms – with more rain/snow than many have seen in decades.

Meanwhile, South America was hit by a brutal heatwave – with temperatures 10 degree C warmer.

And here is a side-by-side comparison of conditions at a ski resort in the French Alps. The picture on the left was taken in 2018. The picture on the right is from last week.

This side-by-side illustrates just how fast things can change. Climate change felt like a “tomorrow” problem not too long ago. It isn’t anymore.

That means it is going to get harder and harder for everyone – myself included – to compartmentalize this and get on with “normalcy.”

Sooner the better.