Posts Tagged ‘ extreme weather ’

Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: “If There Was Ever a Wake-up Call, This Is It”

Oct 31st, 2012 | By

Much of the East Coast is shut down today as residents prepare for Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm that could impact up to 50 million people from the Carolinas to Boston. The storm has already killed 66 people in the Caribbean, where it battered Haiti and Cuba. “This thing is stitched together from elements natural

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UConn Law Center Discusses Climate Change Risks And Liability

Oct 7th, 2012 | By

The property-casualty industry has billions of dollars at stake each year when tornadoes, hurricanes, hailstorms and other disasters ravage homes and businesses. But what about when a remote Alaskan village sues the energy industry, claiming that climate change has flooded the town? Are the insurers that provide coverage to the energy companies liable? These are

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Extreme Weather Events and Global Warming

Aug 14th, 2012 | By

Summary. We are experiencing an increased perception of extreme weather events in recent years. Here we discuss two new research papers confirming, by rigorous statistical analysis, that recent heat waves are unprecedented in history. With a very high probability, these events are attributed to long-term global warming . Extreme events such as heat waves and

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Public Attitudes about Extreme Weather and Increased Global Average Temperatures Changing

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By

Yale University and George Mason University released their latest survey, Extreme Weather, Climate & Preparedness in the American Mind, concerning attitudes of the American public over long-term world-wide average temperature and extreme weather events, in April, 2012.  A clear majority of the American public finds that unusual weather events have occurred in the preceding year. 

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2011 Breaks 2,941 Records for Extreme Weather

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

In 2011, record-breaking extreme events occurred in each of the 50 states. The frequency and intensity of some extreme events is likely to worsen with climate change. Extreme weather events inflict tremendous costs on our health and families. By limiting carbon pollution, which the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for under the Clean

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Changing climate producing extreme weather

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

Connecticut has received 66.91 inches of rain this year, which includes the melted liquid equivalent of the large snowstorms we had early in the year.



Feds say extreme weather events on the rise

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

A record number of costly weather events – from floods and droughts to tornadoes – ravaged the United States in 2011, federal scientists said Wednesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration catalogued a dozen disasters that caused at least $1 billion in damages, the most since such records were kept beginning in 1980. The previous

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