The great floods across parts of southern England may have abated, but questions over their linkage to climate change are among the most powerful residues.
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While governors have declared states of emergency from Louisiana to New Jersey due to the massive snow and ice storm, other examples of extreme weather are being seen across the globe.
It’s called “whiplash weather” and that is certainly what’s happened where I live…the rains have largely stopped. August has been dry…So, should I cheer or jeer the wildflowers?
Climate scientists and humanitarian relief workers need to collaborate far more closely to prepare for a future of increased extreme weather events.
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.