“Extreme” Is the New Normal

Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide: The growing incidence and intensity of extreme weather events is a sign that climate change is not just about rising temperatures.

This article highlights 2013 weather anomolies only 10 days (at the time of post) into the New Year; it is really quite alarming. Read the full post here.

“China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell. Eastern Russia is so freezing — minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and counting — that the traffic lights recently stopped working in the city of Yakutsk.”

Extreme is the new normal.

“Each year we have extreme weather, but it’s unusual to have so many extreme events around the world at once,” said Omar Baddour, chief of the data management applications division at the World Meteorological Association, in Geneva. “…— it’s already a big year in terms of extreme weather calamity.”

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