13 May '11, 4pm

Hell and High Water: Weather Channel labels Texas drought and Mississippi floods truly "exceptional"

Hell and High Water: Weather Channel labels Texas drought and Mississippi floods truly "exceptional"

Tornadoes, extreme weather, and climate change Hell and High Water: “Great Texas Drought” drives record wildfires as record deluge drives Mississippi floods ; NOAA reports “April 2011: historic U.S. extremes in rains, floods, tornadoes, and fires” “All extreme weather events are now subject to human influence ,” said Dr. Peter Gleick, a climate & water scientist and president of the Pacific Institute, at a Capitol Hill briefing on Monday organized by the American Meteorological Society. “We are loading the dice and painting higher numbers on them .” Stu Ostro, Weather Channel Senior Meteorologist, “The Katrina of tornado outbreaks “: “The atmosphere is extraordinarily complex, and ultimately what’s happened the past month is probably a combination of influences, including La Nina, other natural variability, and anthropogenic global warming .” NCAR’s Trenberth on the link b...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/13/hell-and-high-water...

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