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  •  yeah, and big droughts in Africa (3+ / 0-)
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    Laurence Lewis, paradise50, maryabein

    there are literally too many to even name at this point, Laurence. Which worries me a bit, as the temptation is for people to just accept it as the new normal and go about their business as usual.

    Ecology is the new Economy => Kosonomy

    by citisven on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 02:55:28 PM PST

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    •  stern (2+ / 0-)
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      is doing his part:

      Four of the five wettest years recorded in the UK have occurred from the year 2000 onwards. Over that same period, we have also had the seven warmest years.

      That is not a coincidence. There is an increasing body of evidence that extreme daily rainfall rates are becoming more intense, in line with what is expected from fundamental physics, as the Met Office pointed out earlier this week. A warmer atmosphere holds more water. Add to this the increase in sea level, particularly along the English Channel, which is making storm surges bigger, and it is clear why the risk of flooding in the UK is rising.

      But it is not just here that the impacts of climate change have been felt through extreme weather events over the past few months. Australia has just had its hottest year on record, during which it suffered record-breaking heatwaves and severe bushfires in many parts of the country. And there has been more extreme heat over the past few weeks.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 03:05:37 PM PST

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