09 Mar '12, 5pm

More Americans #ConnectTheDots - Majority agree that climate change is causing extreme weather (it is) #350ppm

House in Trussville, Alabama destroyed by a recent tornado, February 2012, Photo Credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) More Americans than ever believe that climate change is responsible for the strange weather they see around them. A recent poll shows that over 60% of the American public believes that climate change is real and that they are basing this belief on their observation that winters and summers are warmer and that there seem to be more extreme weather events, like droughts and tornadoes. The spate of tornadoes across the Midwest and southern U.S. in early March reminds us of the terrible human and economic toll these disasters can have. And it is not just the public that is linking extreme weather to climate change. For the first time, scientists are saying that climate change is a major causal factor in unusual weather events – droughts, floods, w...

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