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Hurricanes, floods and wildfires – but Washington won’t talk global warming


America is seeing record-breaking extreme weather, yet the US political class is paralysed in climate change negligence From Jules Boykoff, guardian.co.uk, Friday 9 September 2011 Record-breaking “meteorological misery” from coast to coast is making it clear that severe weather may … Continue reading

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U.S. weather extremes show ‘new normal’ climate


Heavy rains, deep snowfalls,monster floods and killing droughts are signs of a “new normal”of extreme U.S. WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – Heavy rains, deep snowfalls, monster floods and killing droughts are signs of a “new normal” of extreme U.S. weather … Continue reading

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2010 Russia heat wave due to natural variability, say U.S. scientists


The 2010 Russian heat wave that killed thousands and cut into that country’s grain harvest was primarily due to natural variability, not human-spurred climate change, U.S. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 2010 Russian heat wave that killed thousands and cut into … Continue reading

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Increased flood risk linked to global warming


2011-02-16 Nature 470, 316 (2011) | doi:10.1038/470316a Likelihood of extreme rainfall may have been doubled by rising greenhouse-gas levels. Climate change may be hitting home. Rises in global average temperature are remote from most people’s experience, but two studies in … Continue reading

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Have Insurers Begun to Detect Climate Change in Storm Damage?


2011-01-11 Scientific American, Evan Lehmann and Climatewire It’s likely that the number of strong storms involving rain, snow and hail is also rising because of warming temperatures, not just urban sprawl and expanding development The United States was struck by … Continue reading

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Freak weather could have been predicted


2010-12-30 NatureNews doi:10.1038/news.2010.685 UK Met Office is being held back by a lack of computing power, says its chief scientist Julia Slingo. This year was a busy one for meteorologists, as they tracked heat waves, monsoons, and winds carrying volcanic … Continue reading

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Casualties of Climate Change


2011-01-10 Scientific American Shifts in rainfall patterns and shorelines will contribute to mass migrations on a scale never before seen By Alex de Sherbinin, Koko Warner and Charles Ehrhart | January 10, 2011 Since the beginning of recorded time, climate-forced … Continue reading

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