There was Irene in the Southeast. Now Frankenstorm is expected to hit thel East Coast states and now Hawaii is bracing for a minitsunami? A minitsunami? This is what can be classified as extreme weather to say the least! It seems to me that the year 2012 has more extreme weather than ever before! What is going on here?
Tsunami are seismic events, not weather events, but otherwise I pretty much agree. Climate shifts equal more severe weather events, whether or not you think the idea that it's being seriously exacerbated by the activities of man is a hoax. For how intelligent humans are we're pretty unsuccessful as a species, refusing to live sustainably.
a few years ago there were so many hurricanes that they had to find new names for them. about 20 years ago, Quebec got hit with the worst weather ever recorded as well as other parts of the world. 2012 hasn't been that bad in my opinion. this frankenstorm isn't over and it could easily turn into just another storm.
Give yourself another 100 years to collect data and then compare 2012 to other "bad weather" years. I doubt you will find the year to be that unusual.
We already have a historical record, and it sure is starting to look unusual.
I find it odd that many here are not willing to put the economy on the shoulders of our future generations but they are more than willing to pass responsibility of our climate on to them.
There has to be a middle ground where we can both boost the economy as well as assure we are reducing the negative affects humans have on the climate.
With the world population at 7billion and soaring exponentially there is no way we can live sustainably. We must find a way to reduce the number of people quickly and hugely otherwise Nature will do it for us with far more disastrous consequences to the planet. Governments bury their heads in the sand and talk about tiny increases in food production but we need to limit every woman in the world to one child NOW!
With more deep sea oil drilling, trash & sewage dumping in the oceans, ecosystems and sea environments are being changed rapidly. We know about the arctic melting and impending polar bear extinction so most experts have predicted more unknown weather events. Seismic shifts are bound to happen which causes weather events.
Comparing 100 years ago (no automobiles, greenhouse gases, far less populated) to now is not a fair measurement. Just 25 years ago there were no cell phones.
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