American Meteorological Society Report: Climate change causing extreme weather

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A new report is linking extreme weather events across the world to climate change.

The American Meteorological Society released its annual report on Monday.

It looked at 17 weather events from 2017 where the organization believes that global warming played a role.

That includes flooding over Hurricane Harvey hit Texas last August.

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The report says water managers in Texas and Louisiana were shocked with extreme rainfall levels during Harvey.

The report also lists fires, heat waves and even record low sunshine in Japan as events caused by climate change.

This is the second year in a row that the annual report outlined weather extremes researchers say could not have happened without human-caused warming of the climate. 

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