Publication Date June 3, 2016

Record-breaking floods hit Paris. Get used to it.

France
Photo: Christian Hartmann, Reuters

French president Francois Hollande said at a Friday press conference that “what is happening now, especially in Paris and in some regions, is exceptional.” However, scientists note that flooding of this magnitude is the new normal — thanks to climate change.

“Heavy rains? Massive flooding? Get used to it,” Princeton climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer told the Associated Press