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Hurricane Irene exemplifies the trend toward more extreme weather, and along with it the extreme cost of climate change

Hurricane Irene and the Staggering Costs of Climate Change

Extreme weather events like Hurricane Irene illustrate the costs of man’s impact on the earth. The planet has been getting warmer since the dawn of the industrial age and for every one degree rise in temperature, moisture rises by 7 percent. Scientists predict that warmer temperatures will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Or to put it another way, global warming amplifies the risk factors for…

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The latest environmental news headlines

Enviro New Wrap: Nuclear Powet Updates; Cautious Chevron Shareholders; Cheaper EV Batteries, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Nuclear power news wrap: Turkey is industrializing and modernizing at the expense of the environment. Nuclear plants and dams are in the works. While Turkey is building nuclear plants, industrialized countries are stepping away from them. Germany is stepping past its dirty economy and has…

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