A new study confirms for the first time human emissions of greenhouse gases as the cause of intense rainstorms

In June and July 2007, the United Kingdom has seen two unprecedented rainfall episodes where the rain fell in some places and floods forced thousands from their homes.

Tens of thousands have been deprived of drinking water and electricity as the UK suffered its worst floods in 60 years. A recent major scientific study carried out by national UK climate institutes has established for the first time that more intense rainstorms across parts of the northern hemisphere are being generated by man- made global warming caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases. Watch the original info clips here.