08 Sep '11, 3pm

"Climate change is increasing the odds that extreme weather will occur." -Dr. Richard Somerville, @Scripps_Ocean. More:

"Climate change is increasing the odds that extreme weather will occur." -Dr. Richard Somerville, @Scripps_Ocean. More:

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or a climatologist to realize this has been a killer weather year. Snowmaggedons in the east; deadly super cell tornados pummeling towns across the Midwest and South; record spring floods throughout the Midwest and Gulf; droughts and deadly fires racing through tinder-dry towns in Texas. Now we're on track to have a possible record-breaking number of hurricanes; three cyclones now spinning in the Atlantic and Gulf could threaten our rain-soaked coasts and waterways. Welcome to the new normal, folks. And it’s only going to get worse, at least that’s what the experts say. That message was brought home in spades yesterday during a press conference held by a renowned group of climatologists and weather experts. They didn't waste time linking recent extreme weather events to human-induced climate change. “All weather events are now influe...

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