NOAA Report Links Extreme Weather To Climate Change

A report by NOAA & UK's Met Office says climate change may have contributed some of the extreme weather events in 2012.
September 7, 2013, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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Robert Simmon, data courtesy of NASA/NOAA GOES

A new study authored by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.K. Met Office concludes that half of the 12 most extreme weather events of 2012 were impacted by climate change.

"The researchers said climate change helped raise the temperatures during the run of 100F days in last year's American heat wave; drove the record loss of Arctic sea ice; and fueled the devastating storm surge of hurricane Sandy...But the researchers said they found no evidence of climate change on other extreme weather events – especially those involving rainfall, or its absence."

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Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in The Guardian
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