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【Climate change causes more severe weather】:【Repower America 】 Together, We Can Solve It

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Climate change causes more severe weather

Call it “Snowpocalypse” or “Snowageddon,” the mid-Atlantic and Northwestern U.S. have seen winter storms this year that rival anything in decades. Scientists agree that this kind of extreme weather is consistent with climate change research.
Arm yourself with facts and join Repower America in sharing the truth about climate change and extreme weather:

Fact: Climate change causes more frequent and severe snowstorms

Record snowstorms need two things: temperatures below freezing, and very high humidity. On a planet warmer by a few degrees on average, the Northeast US will still have plenty of days below freezing; the big difference will be warmer seas producing higher levels of moisture in the air — and therefore more severe cold-season storms.1

Fact: We can expect more extreme weather

Scientists tell us that climate change has already led to more extreme weather in the United States and we can expect stronger hurricanes, more wildfires, heatwaves and droughts, to name a few.2 The cost of inaction could reach half a trillion dollars a year.3

Fact: The world is warming at a quickening pace

Weather in one region over days or months should not be confused with climate or the patterns of weather over decades and centuries. And the science is clear here: the last decade was the hottest on record.4 And to put this year’s weather in perspective, January was warmer than average for the continental United States.5
Share this page and spread the truth about climate change and extreme weather:
“Global warming theory predicts that global precipitation will increase, and that heavy precipitation events… will also increase. This occurs because as the climate warms, evaporation of moisture from the oceans increases, resulting in more water vapor in the air.” – Jeff Masters, meteorologist

  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “Chapter 3, Observations: Surface and Atmospheric Climate Change” (2007) http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg1/ar4-wg1-chapter3.pdf, p.262
  • Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, Thomas R. Karl, Jerry M. Melillo, and Thomas C. Peterson,
    (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2009. p.27
  • Robn Pagnamenta, “Watchdog warns of $500bn annual cost of delaying action on climate change” Times Online, Nov 2009, http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/natural_resources/article6911658.ece
  • NASA, “2009: Second Warmest Year on Record; End of Warmest Decade”. January 21, 2009. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/temp-analysis-2009.html
  • NOAA, “State of the Climate: National Overview — January 2010″ http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/?report=national


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