Climate Change May Have Impacted Half of 2012’s Extreme Weather

Wired: 2012 was a rough year around the globe, and not for any of the Planet X/Mayan calendar doomsday reasons people feared. Instead, it was a year of extreme weather: drought and heat waves in the United States; record rainfall in the United Kingdom; unusually heavy rains in Kenya, Somalia, Japan, and Australia; drought in Spain; floods in China. And of course there was Superstorm Sandy. One of the first questions asked in the wake of such an extreme weather event is: β€œIs this due to climate change?”......

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