Sorry I don't have any time to develop this, but in light of recent events I wanted to point out this 2007 report regarding NASA's predictions that climate change could cause violent storms and tornadoes, and extreme wildfires:
Global Warming Will Bring Violent Storms And Tornadoes, NASA Predicts
ScienceDaily (Aug. 31, 2007) — NASA scientists have developed a new climate model that indicates that the most violent severe storms and tornadoes may become more common as Earth's climate warms.
These effects combine to cause more of the continental storms that form in the warmer climate to resemble the strongest storms we currently experience.
Lightning produced by strong storms often ignites wildfires in dry areas. Researchers have predicted that some regions would have less humid air in a warmer climate and be more prone to wildfires as a result. ......"But drier conditions near the ground combined with higher lightning flash rates per storm may end up intensifying wildfire damage instead."
In the warmer climate simulation there is a small class of the most extreme storms with both strong updrafts and strong horizontal winds at higher levels that occur more often, and thus the model suggests that the most violent severe storms and tornadoes may become more common with warming.
It is a little bit scary that this was predicted by at least one NASA model in 2007 and that now we have a combination of raging wildfires in Texas and devastating, powerful monster tornadoes across the south.
I came across this and wanted to make sure those who were interested had a chance to note this early prediction and how accurate it seems to have been.