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Extreme Weather Makes a Convincing Case for Climate Change

Extreme weather is becoming the norm in a warming world

The subject of extreme weather is of great importance because it provides a tangible illustration of climate change. The average person understands that the increasing number of record-breaking heat waves and tornadoes are more than isolated weather events, they reflect a changing climate. This point was born out in a recent study, which showed that more Americans are accepting the reality of climate change. …

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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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Feeling the Heat of Global Warming

Record-breaking and intense heat waves are indicative of the trend of a warmer world

For more than a decade there has been increasing evidence of a pronounced warming trend around the globe. Last year we saw a new record for the second highest average global temperature over a 12 month period. This year, the U.S. has experienced widespread record breaking heat waves. Although hot summers are to be expected in the U.S., this year is different. As explained by Christopher Vaccaro, a spokesman for the …

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NOAA Announces Creation of New Climate Service – And Why Clarice Feldman Sounds Foolish

(What starts as a simple reporting of a news item turns into an editorial rant – the evolution of blog post.) The Obama Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced yesterday the agency’s plans to launch a National Climate Service aimed at helping business, government, and individuals plan for and better adapt to climate change. Modeled on the NOAA’s National Weather Service …

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