A prominent climate scientist says we are going to have to get used to weather whiplash. (KPRC)
A prominent climate scientist says we are going to have to get used to weather whiplash. (KPRC)

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Daniel Swain for Click2Houston — Houston’s weather whiplash, from drought to deluge!

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain discusses weather whiplash for Click2Houston, sharing how a warmer world is contributing to more weather extremes, with Houston being ground zero. Swain, focused on the dynamics and impacts of extreme events, highlights the increasing frequency of events like droughts, floods, storms, and wildfires in a warming climate. He emphasizes the concept of “weather whiplash,” where rapid shifts between different weather extremes become more common. As Houston experiences contrasting weather patterns, Swain’s insights underscore the challenges posed by climate change on local climates.