Of course there have been similar temperatures and catastrophes in other centuries, but none have ever been so persistently bad, year after year.
I first became aware of really high winds in 1991. It was the first time I feared that tiles would be torn from the roof or that trees behind the house might get blown over onto it. I thought it was a freak occurrence. It has, however continued through the years to the point where I have been considering the installation of a windmill in my field to generate electricity.
Continuing extreme weather conditions have led me and certainly more competent people to ascertain that bad weather is due to climatic changes. Pollution an obvious contributor.
France lost over 15 000 people when the temperature soared in August 2003. More than a week at 104°F/40°C killed mostly old people or those suffering from illness. That same week of intense heat killed approximately 70 000 people in all of Europe. Summers are normally fairly mild so there were no utilities to cope with the extreme.
I have only highlighted some of those catastrophes that stand out for me but I’m sure there are many other disturbing changes that you are aware of.
Sad to note that there are still those who deny that pollution can affect the climate, possibly so they don't have to feel guilty when they do nothing to reduce their polluting?
What will it take for them to sit up and pay attention? No electricity because of bad weather, no home because of flooding, no food because of drought?
It can and will get worse if nothing is done...