Extreme Weather

January 20, 2014--Extreme El Niño events could double over next 100 years, climate experts warn (Post Independent)

Extreme versions of the El Niño weather phenomenon – which can bring torrential rains and flooding to one part of the world and catastrophic drought and forest fires to another – could double in frequency in the next 100 years because of global warming, a study has found.


September 6, 2013--Climate change to bring more sizzling summers, study says (USA Today)

Brace yourself for more hot summers ahead. Extreme weather researchers report on Thursday that climate change makes the searing summer that the struck the United States last year much more likely.


March 21, 2013--Weather Service chief: We face 'new normal' of extremes (Denver Post)

The onslaught of wild weather that has battered the USA in recent years — from Hurricane Sandy and deadly tornado outbreaks to extremes of drought and floods -- looks to be part of a "new normal" for weather patterns in the U.S., new National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini said Wednesday.


January 22, 2013--Obama pledges climate change action in inaugural address (Environmental News Network)

In an inaugural address founded on the U.S. Constitution, President Barack Obama today indicated that in his second term he will act to forestall climate change by developing sustainable energy sources.


January 11, 2013--Heat, flood or icy cold, extreme weather rages worldwide (New York Times)

Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace. Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell.


December 31, 2012--11 Billion-bollar weather, climate disasters hit U.S. in 2012 (Environmental News Service)

In 2012, the United States experienced 11 extreme weather and climate events that cost more than $1 billion in losses, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climactic Data Center.


April 27, 2012--Study indicates a greater threat of extreme weather (New York Times)

New research suggests that global warming is causing the cycle of evaporation and rainfall over the oceans to intensify more than scientists had expected, an ominous finding that may indicate a higher potential for extreme weather in coming decades.


March 29, 2012--IPCC report suggests global warming will lead to more frequent extreme weather, urges preparedness (Summit Voice)

Odds are high that many parts of the world will see more frequent heavy precipitation events, along with more frequent and intense heat waves, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which this week released comprehensive report linking global warming with extreme weather events.


June 16, 2011--Spring extreme weather events in 2011 in U.S.: historic and record setting (Washington Post)

Spring 2011 may well go down in the weather history books as the most extreme on record. From the massive April tornado swarm, to record Mississippi river levels, to extreme drought and wildfires in the Southwest, weather extremes were both violent and relentless, taking a terrible toll on human life and the economy.


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