From Heat Waves to Hurricanes: What We Know About Extreme Weather and Climate Change

It’s been a hectic end to summer, meteorologically speaking.

Back-to-back hurricanes raked Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. A Labor Day heat wave broke temperature records in San Francisco and strained California’s electricity grid. Wildfires continue to rage in the Pacific Northwest.

This string of extreme events has brought new focus to a familiar question: Is climate change to blame?