North America 2012 has seen the warmest Spring ever –
shifting the typical growing season by several weeks. The past few years have
seen increasing numbers and strength of weather related events around the world.
Meteorological (storms), hydrological (floods) and climatological (extreme
temperatures, droughts, forest fires) events have all increased 2-3 times since
“The only plausible explanation for the rise in
weather-related catastrophes is climate change.” Munch RE (world’s
largest reinsurance company)
Carbon dioxide concentrations, the primary greenhouse gas,
in the atmosphere have grown
20% since 1980 from our continued use of fossil fuels for primarily
power production and transportation.
This graph of Natural Catastrophes Worldwide shows a clear
increasing trend in each of these weather related events over 30 years --
causing deaths and billions in losses from property damage. As we’ve reported
before, nature’s feedback loops are being impacted by these trends creating
even greater consequences in the future.
«Salutation», there’s an
important global event coming Saturday May 5th – “Connecting the Dots ... Climate Impacts Day.” It’s your opportunity to create or join a
group in your community, learn more about the issues and how you can better
mitigate and adapt to these changes. It will affect us all.
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