Part of global warming is the prediction that as the planet’s average temperature continues to increase, extreme weather will become more prevalent. This means droughts that last longer, storms that are more violent and more extreme weather in general.
The ten inches of rain and resulting flooding experienced in northern Minnesota earlier last week could be just such an experience.
The poor suffer and struggle the most from extreme weather events. Those of us who are over privileged have connections for short term housing and access to resources to start the process of rebuilding.
We continue living our North American lifestyle at our peril.