01 Nov '11, 3pm

Halloween a day late: IPCC digs into the really scary stuff of climate change

The International Panel on Climate Change is gearing up to release its next big report, and climate deniers are gearing up to poke futilely at it, claiming it's wrong in every way possible. But if you, like a normal human being, believe in science, you can get a sneak peek -- the Associated Press got its hands on part of the draft. Here are a few things the report says that we can expect: more droughts; more intense monsoons and flooding; and hotter heat waves. The AP says that the new report focuses on these "harder-to-analyze freak events" that might have a chance of getting people to freak out about climate change. Because they should! There are weather events consistent with these patterns cropping up already: Consider the drought in Texas, the flooding in China, and the heat wave in Russia. This is real, people.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-11-01-halloween-a-day-late...

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