NC A&T State University Physics Prof Warns: “Extreme Weather Is Now Repeating”

The last seven years were the warmest on record. The accumulation of greenhouse gases and concentration of carbon dioxide continue to increase even in a year where human-caused carbon dioxide emissions decreased by about 7%, according to the International 2020 State of the Climate report.

“To a large extent this could be a signature of a change of climate because extreme weather is now repeating. That pattern would be explained by a changing climate,” said Ademe Mekonnen, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, who served as an editor and section author for the regional climates chapter that focuses on the African region.