Saturday, May 5, 2012

Strong Body of Evidence for a Changing Climate

Each year the temperature is getting warmer and the weather is getting more extreme. Storms are more frequent and more ferocious including increasing numbers of deadly tornadoes and floods. The extreme heat is also causing droughts, forest fires and insect infestations. Extreme weather in on the increase in places where they are habitually prone, but unusual climatic events are also showing up in unexpected places. Even in places that have not been hit with extreme weather there is evidence of climate change. Here is a quick review of some of the research evidence indicating that climate change is driving the increased number of extreme weather events.

Here are some articles that make the connection between extreme weather and climate change:

Extreme Weather Makes a Convincing Case for Climate Change
Hurricane Irene and the Staggering Costs of Climate Change
Deadly Tornadoes in Massachusetts
Tornadoes and Floods Underscore the Costs of Global Warming

Here are some posts from THE GREEN MARKET on extreme weather and climate:

Extreme Weather and the Costs of Climate Change
State of the Climate Global Analysis Nov 2011
Floods in the Philipines Underscore the Deadly Toll from Climate Change
The Costs of Global Warming
Science and Pernicious Ignorance of Climate Change Denial
The Effects of Global Warming
Top Four Climate Studies of 2011
State of the Climate Global Analysis Nov 2011
Debunking CO2 Myths and The Science of Climate Change
Primer on CO2 and other GHGs

Here is some of the information relating extreme weather and climate change from 350.org:

Bill McKibben on Connect the Dots Events
Interactive Map Reveals Warmer Spring
100 Global Activities for Climate Impacts Day
The World “Connects the Dots” Between Extreme Weather & Climate Change
Business and Climate Impacts Day
Bill McKibben on Connect the Dots
Connect the Dots End Fossil Fuel
Extreme Weather
McKibben Attributes Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change
24 Hours of Reality

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