Extreme Weather & Global Warming

June 16, 2008 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

from DemocracyNow.org

Extreme Weather & Global Warming: Floods in Iowa & China, Wildfires in California, Heat Waves on the East Coast, Tornadoes Across the Midwest

We’ve all come to know the words extreme weather.

Wildfires rage across California and a state of emergency is declared in several counties

Torrential rain in the midwest and historic levels of flooding from Iowa to Missouri.

At least six people are killed by tornadoes in Iowa and Kansas.

A heat wave on the East coast has claimed the lives of 17 people.

In China, people have barely had time to recover from the recent earthquake. Flooding and rain have killed over 60 and left over a million people homeless.

Meanwhile record drought in many parts of the US and Australia continue.

The words extreme weather are rarely associated in the mainstream media with another two words: global warming. But scientists argue that these extreme weather events are consistent with changes they have long predicted would accompany global warming.

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