As floods hit western Europe, scientists say climate change hikes heavy rain

The cut trunks of uprooted trees are seen on a bridge during clearing work in the district Altenburg of Altenahr, western Germany, on July 17, 2021 after heavy rain hit parts of the country, causing widespread flooding and major damage. Rescue workers scrambled on July 17 to find survivors and victims of the devastation wreaked by the worst floods to hit western Europe in living memory, which have already left more than 150 people dead and dozens more missing. / AFP / Torsten SILZ





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