Hurricanes

January 27, 2015--Warming ups odds of extreme La Niñas, wild weather (Climate Central)

La Niña events can drive weather patterns wild around the globe from helping exacerbate drought in West Africa and increase rainfall in areas as diverse as South Asia and the Pacific Northwest. The more extreme the La Niña, which is characterized by a cooling of waters in the tropical Pacific, generally the more pronounced the impacts can be.


November 3, 2014--Earth pushes back (Circle of Blue)

There’s nothing demur about Mother Earth these days. She’s fuming and pushing back hard. Very hard. The Ebola emergency that began in West Africa and has since spread to two more continents has produced 5,000 deaths and is accelerating. Deep droughts engulf Brazil’s largest city and America’s largest state. Hurricanes drowned two major American cities since 2005.


January 16, 2013--Report: Climate change already affects American people, economy (Boulder Daily Camera)

A new report warns that climate change driven by human activity already is affecting the American people and economy, with more frequent and intense heat waves, heavy downpours and, in some places, floods and droughts.

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.


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.


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