Global warming adds punch to bad weather

Washington Post: DID global warming contribute to the punishing heat wave much of the country endured during the summer of 2012? How about Superstorm Sandy? A group of 78 scientists led by experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) last week gave its preliminary answers, releasing a series of peer-reviewed analyses on those and other major weather events from last year. The picture the group offers is of a planet in which warming has boosted the chances, in some cases significantly, that......

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