13 May '11, 5pm

Will Climate-Related Disasters Convince Americans Global Warming is Real?

Will Climate-Related Disasters Convince Americans Global Warming is Real?

What if a hurricane even nastier than Katrina -- made stronger by the warmer climate -- were to barrel through Florida and leave a trail of destruction in its path? What if the American Southwest were to transform into an arid, drought-laden scorching-hot Dust Bowl and give rise to major water crises and suffering for millions? What if floods of biblical proportions were to devastate a major metropolis? Well, the way some in the green community see it, such disasters would be truly terrible -- truly , truly terrible, they stress -- but they might be necessary to wake the public up to the threats posed by climate change. As you're likely aware, there's a growing trend toward skepticism in America (I just explored this at length over at Slate ). Does this idea -- that it will take a massive, climate change-related disaster to get Americans to believe in global warming -- hav...

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