29 Apr '11, 9pm

OK, What Is With These Awful Tornadoes? #nature #eco

OK, What Is With These Awful Tornadoes? #nature #eco

OK, What Is With These Awful Tornadoes? Written by Sarene Marshall Published on April 29th, 2011 | Discuss This Article This has been an extremely scary week of weather in the United States. Last Friday, a tornado ripped through the St. Louis airport (watch this dramatic footage ) and then on Wednesday a series of tornadoes tore through the southern U.S. – killing more than 280 people. Tornadoes also touched down close to my home in the Washington, D.C. area, and a series of severe thunderstorms here have brought high winds, hail and intense lightning. The damage to people, communities and livelihoods across our country is still being assessed, but, taken all together, these developments are downright scary. And folks want to know why this extreme weather is happening and with intensities we are not accustomed to seeing. The answer is not a simple one. But, yesterday, I ve...

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