Climate, politics & money – headlines

•Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict •Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as WMDs •UK newspapers are talking more about climate change and flooding •From Occupy to Climate Justice: Merging Economic Justice and Climate Activism •Heatwave frequency ‘surpasses levels previously predicted for 2030’ •Arctic thaw significantly worsens global warming risk •Carbon divestment is a shining example

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy an Outgrowth of Global Warming’s Extreme Weather?

Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is a rare hybrid superstorm created by an Arctic jet stream from the north wrapping itself around a tropical storm from the south. Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground, warns that such a "Frankenstorm," as it is called, is an outgrowth of the extreme weather changes caused by global warming.