29 Sep '12, 11am

"@NRDC: Summer from Hell: #ClimateChange Makes Its Presence Known #getclimatechangeint

"@NRDC: Summer from Hell: #ClimateChange Makes Its Presence Known #getclimatechangeint

The summer of 2012 has come to a close, but it won’t be forgotten anytime soon. It delivered one extreme weather event after another, from heat waves to freak storms, wildfires to drought. People lost their homes and livelihoods, yet even as they try to pick up the pieces, more powerful weather systems are looming on the horizon. Extreme weather is a hallmark of climate change. Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other leading groups confirm that climate change is contributing to the frequency and power of 2012’s weather events. Climate change creates stronger storms, including hurricanes like Isaac, and more potent heat and drought. Climate change used to seem remote to many people. But this summer, we just had to look out the window or turn on the Weather Channel to see what global warming...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/summer_from_h...

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