Cuckoo May 23, 2011 ~ susie 0 shares Share Tweet Pin The weather: Has human activity made a given extreme event more likely? “In these cases,” he said, “the answer is often yes.” Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Published by susie View all posts by susie
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Climate weirding, they’re beginning to call it. The extreme localized weather events that result from a warming atmosphere.
For example – the extreme snowfalls you’ve been experiencing the past two winters, snowfalls my Mom doesn’t experience not even a hundred miles north and slightly west. The result of the North Atlantic Conveyor collapsing, because the glaciers on Greenland are melting. This has happened before (ice-dam above what is now the St. Lawrence Seaway), and from the geological record we can infer happening now.
If this cloud cover doesn’t break soon I’m going to hurt someone.
I grew up in a bit southwest of Milwaukee, WI, and I don’t recall tornadoes as being something we worried about. But in southwestern WI they were factors.
I also have the impression that tornadoes used to be seen more in open areas and, for whatever reason, seemed to stay away from built up urban centers.
I don’t now if my memory is correct — but tornadoes, strong, huge, fiercely powerful are sure hitting urban areas now.
Is that just a factor of more built up areas?? Or….?
Scientists say they don’t know because they have no way of tracking them in unpopulated areas yet.
Dr. Jeff Masters’ blog today on Wunderground.com. Scroll down for some stunning photos of incipient tornado and the one that hit Joplin.
He has a link to entry from 2008 about whether tornadoes are getting stronger and more frequest: Answer – don’t know. (Yet?)
I messed up the links: Here’s for blog entry.
Here’s link to earlier post:
Article from 4/29/11 on whether stronger, more frequent: Again, not known.
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