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Feeling The Economic Impact Of Climate Change

National Public Radio: Everyone knows that the weather this summer in the United States was a disaster. Temperature records fell faster than knickknacks off a broken bookshelf across much of the country. Vast swaths of the nation were facing "extreme" or "exceptional" drought conditions. And while it is impossible to say with certainty if any particular weather event is caused by climate change, the events of the summer are pretty much exactly what climate scientists have been predicting for decades. Given the onslaught...

Are Extreme Weather Events From Climate Change?

National Public Radio: Here is a link to some new work on climate change and extreme weather (flooding, etc.) detailed in Nature. The gist of the results can be gleaned from the abstracts: Min et al Here we show that human-induced increases in greenhouse gases have contributed to the observed intensification of heavy precipitation events found over approximately two-thirds of data-covered parts of Northern Hemisphere land areas. From Pall et al Here we present a multi-step, physically based 'probabilistic event...