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Photo by @jbrussell for @everydayclimatechange Following days of heavy rain, the water level in the Seine River reached 6.2 meters and the river breached its banks in Paris and elsewhere in France. The Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay are temporarily closed and circulation and transport have been disrupted. While the water levels have not reached those of the great 1910 flood, they have equaled or surpassed the record floods of 1982 and 2001. However, those earlier floods occurred during the winter months when heavy precipitation is expected. This record flood is taking place in early June when trees and vegetation retain a great deal of rainfall. Global warming and climate change are creating extreme weather phenomena that are occuring with increasing frequency across the globe. #climatechangeisreal #paris #france #seine #flood #flooding #rain #globalwarming #climatechange