27 Nov '11, 12am

UN Report: More "Extreme" Bad Weather Coming,' What We Can Do

More extreme weather events—heat waves, floods, drought—are coming our way this century, and there is new evidence that links these extreme events to climate change, according to a report issued today by the world’s most respected scientific body on climate change. The Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation was released by the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It says, as our colleagues at the World Resources Institute succinctly point out : Extreme weather is on the rise around the world Extreme weather and climate disasters are deadly and expensive, and losses are increasing A warming world will likely be a more extreme world Greenhouse gas pollution is likely driving some of these trends Adaptation and disaster risk management can enhance resilience in a changing clima...

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