18 Aug '11, 4pm

Extreme Weather Disasters Take Record Toll in U.S. in 2011

18 Aug 2011: Extreme Weather Disasters Take Record Toll in U.S. in 2011 The U.S. has already tied the record for the number of extreme weather events causing more than $1 billion in damage in one year, with the cumulative tab so far reaching $35 billion , government officials Forum: Is Extreme Weather Linked to Global Warming? In the past year, the world has seen a large number of extreme weather events. In a Yale Environment 360 forum , a panel of experts weighs in on whether the wild weather may be tied to increasing global temperatures. READ THE e360 REPORT said. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there have been nine separate natural disasters causing damages that totaled more than $1 billion, including summer flooding along the Missouri River, a crippling drought across the southern plains and Southwest, and a series of devastatin...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/extreme_weather_disasters_tak...

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