02 Jan '12, 7pm

Heavy precipitation will likely occur more and more often in various parts of the world.

For millions of Americans, and people around the globe, 2011 has been nothing if not a year of extremes: 14 disastrous weather events in the US so far this year have each cost over a billion dollars in damages, an all-time record. My NRDC colleague Theo Spencer blogged about the human toll still felt across the nation. And the year isn’t over yet. Today, with the release of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s SREX report – “SREX” being the acronym for The Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation – we know even more about the connections between extreme weather events and the human disasters they trigger. For example, the SREX summary finds at least a 66 percent chance that extreme temperatures and coastal extreme high water (which contributes to flooding) have wo...

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