18 Jul '12, 2am

Climate Change Drives These Extreme Weather Events [chart]

Climate Change Drives These Extreme Weather Events [chart]

We can't blame climate change for every extreme weather event that slams into us, yet there's little doubt among scientists that global warming is exacerbating heat waves, flooding, drought, and rainstorms. To illustrate that point, the Union of Concerned Scientists put together a handy little graphic that demonstrates which types of extreme weather scientists are confident that global warming is driving. Note to the mainstream press : Memorize this. (And click here for the full-sized image ) This summer, a record-breaking heatwave has swept much of the United States, as you might know if you happen to live in much of the United States. Scientists have been unusually forthright in linking the sweltering temps to climate change, as prominent climatologists have come forward and said things like "this is a what global warming looks like." In the scientific community, that's ...

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