More in terms of the increase in intensity and frequency witnessed and recorded. Down my way, for example, we’ve always had droughts and floods and bush fires, but the intensity and ferociousness of these are becoming the new norm.
In spite of one of our illustrious former conservative prime ministers who in his day openly declared… “climate change is crap!” — which our experience down this way seems to be a core value of the aforementioned, we now have many of our farmers and rural communities (who are predominately the conservative voting base) in open protest at our government’s denial and lack of proactive action on the matter (even though they keep voting them in… go figure), as our unprecedented dry is causing serious water shortages to where in vast regions our crops production is collapsing and livestock is being sold off as there is little to no feed.
We’ve had this before BUT NOT on this scale and severity. Coastal regions are more manageable as we have the backup of desalination plants etc.
This present drought so far lasting about 7yrs is even worse than our previously worst recorded ‘Millennial Drought’ just back in 2001—2009. And likewise considering the unprecedented floods of Europe over the last few years… logic and stats suggest things aren’t too happy climate-wise.