Does climate change increase the odds of extreme weather events?

Christian Science Monitor: Climate change increased the odds for the kind of extreme weather that prevailed in 2011, a year that saw severe drought in Texas, unusual heat in England and was one of the 15 warmest years on record, scientists reported on Tuesday. Tom Karl, the head of NOAA's Climate office, says man-made warming was a factor in Texas because the state's drought intensity fell too far outside historic patterns of dryness and rain. Overall, 2011 was a year of extreme events - from historic droughts in East Africa,......

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