05 Aug '12, 6pm

Extreme heatwaves 50 to 100 times more likely due to climate change

Extreme heatwaves 50 to 100 times more likely due to climate change

Climate change increased the probability of Texas drought, African famine, and other extreme weather (07/11/2012) Climate change is here and its increasing the chances for crazy weather, according to scientists. A prestigious group of climatologists have released a landmark report that makes the dramatic point that climate change is impacting our weather systems—and in turn our food crops, our economies, and even our lives—here-and-now. The new report in the American Meteorological Society is first of what is intended to be an annual offering that will attempt to tease out the connections between climate change and individual extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, droughts and floods. As U.S. sees record heat, extreme weather pummels 4 continents (07/10/2012) It's not only the U.S. that has experienced record-breaking extreme weather events recently, in the last couple...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0805-hance-extreme-heatwave...

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