Extreme Weather Events to Continue and "Our review shows consistency between our cli- Likel y Increase; Effects on Society More mate models and what we have observed in the twen- Intense tieth century. Models of the twenty-first century climate suggest that many of these changes in climate As our climate changes, extreme weather events extremes are likely to continue. We also found that such as droughts, floods, heat waves, heavy rainfall, extreme weather events have had increasing impact on tropical storms, and hurricanes are expected to in- human health, welfare, and financial losses. This trend crease, according to a team of scientists, led by David is likely to become more intense in the years to come R. Easterling of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric both as the climate continues to change and society Administration's (NOAA) National Climatic Data continues to become more vulnerable to weather and Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Scientists reached climate extremes." this conclusion after reviewing hundreds of studies that used data and climate models to examine past and fu- Recent years have seen a number of weather events ture changes in climate extremes. Their work, which cause large losses of life as seen from Hurricane
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Dec 1, 2000
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