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  •  There was a good report earlier this year of (3+ / 0-)
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    how climate change is contributing to the possibility of wider-spread, stronger storms with multiple tornadoes (just like yesterday, in fact):

    Because the surface of the Gulf of Mexico isn't being cooled as much due to weaker cold fronts in the winter, there is more warm moisture in the air that flows up over the USA.  Introduce atmospheric turbulence and that results in large storms.

    In a way, the melting of the sea ice in the Arctic is boosting storms in the US (and elsewhere) due to changing climatic conditions in areas far-flung from the north pole itself.  Without cold arctic air cooling the Gulf, everything shifts.

    We don't know just what all we are in for with climate change.  The reality is going to shock people who haven't been paying attention.

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    by YucatanMan on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 09:54:16 AM PDT

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