Extreme Weather

Climate change is causing more frequent and intense heat waves, droughts, and downpours, costing dollars and lives. Learn about the links between climate change and extreme weather.

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Cold Snaps and Snowstorms: Evidence of Global Weirding?
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2012: 4th Warmest Winter for U.S.
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Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Thousands of record-breaking weather events worldwide bolster long-term trends of increasing heat waves, heavy precipitation, droughts and wildfires. A combination of observed trends, theoretical understanding of the climate system, and numerical modeling demonstrates that global warming is increasing the risk …

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Extreme Weather in 2011
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A Climate of Extreme Weather Events

Much of the discussion of climate change focuses on slow changes in average temperatures and precipitation over time. But this focus masks the larger changes in weather variability and extreme weather events that will accompany modest changes in averages. Damages …

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Global Warming and Extreme Weather Events

This article appeared in Catastrophe Risk Management, Spring 2005.

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