The swirling Los Angeles River on Monday.Credit...Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times


Daniel Swain for New York Times — The Fingerprints on Chile’s Fires and California Floods: El Niño and Warming

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain discusses the fingerprints of climate change on the recent disasters in Chile and California for NY Times, emphasizing how warming temperatures and El Niño exacerbate extreme weather events. “We’ve neglected to seriously consider the large plausible increases in flood risk in a warming climate,” Swain said.