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People Around the World Facing Prospect of Large-Scale Forced Migrations – Especially Some of the World’s Poorest

With floods inundating towns and cities, longtime residents of Bangkok and nearby areas of central Thailand, including the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, may wind up having to migrate. Governments around the world are generally ill-prepared and ill-equipped to cope with, much less manage, forced mass migrations on such a scale, but they would have to if global temperatures increase by just a few degrees by 2100, according to the results of a recently concluded study undertaken by an international group of 12 scientists.

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Musings of a Malcontent: Hello God, It’s me Earth

Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Lately it seems everyone is speaking for God. You know – the all-powerful, all-seeing, omniscient great being in the sky that made everything in about 6 days awhile back? That God. The one who consistently gives us mixed messages about whether a compassionate God even exists given all the suffering in …

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Hurricane Irene and the Staggering Costs of Climate Change

Hurricane Irene exemplifies the trend toward more extreme weather, and along with it the extreme cost 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 extreme weather events. Guided …

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Tornadoes and Floods Underscore the Costs of Global Warming

Morning dawns on the destruction left behind from the killer tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri

The current wave of tornados and floods are a small preview of what life will look like in a world ravaged by global warming. The US Global Change Research Program has warned of more extreme weather events in the future as the planet gets warmer. When it comes to tornados, 2011 is proving to be the deadliest and most destructive year ever. The tornado that hit Joplin …

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More Extreme Weather Becoming the New Normal

With 2010 tied for the hottest and leading the pack for the wettest year on record, changing weather patterns portend life in a warming world. New research from the National Climate Data Center has redefined weather averages to reflect a changing climate. The extremes are becoming normal. “This is no longer something that’s theory or conjecture or something that comes out of computer models,” …

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