Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Extreme weather events signal global warming to world's meteorologists

Environment News Service: Fires across Russia, record floods in Pakistan, a huge Greenland iceberg - this current unprecedented sequence of extreme weather events "matches" scientific projections of more frequent and intense extreme weather events due to global warming, says an organization of meteorologists from 189 countries.

"Several diverse extreme weather events are occurring concurrently around the world, giving rise to an unprecedented loss of human life and property. They include the record heatwave and wildfires in the Russian Federation, monsoonal flooding in Pakistan, rain-induced landslides in China, and calving of a large iceberg from the Greenland ice sheet," said the World Meteorological Organization in a statement August 11.

"These should be added to the extensive list of extreme weather-related events, such as droughts and fires in Australia and a record number of high-temperature days in the eastern United States of America, as well as other events that occurred earlier in the year," said the WMO, a specialized agency of the United Nations.

…"The occurrence of all these events at almost the same time raises questions about their possible linkages to the predicted increase in intensity and frequency of extreme events, for example, as stipulated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report published in 2007," the WMO said...

"The Ninth Wave" is perhaps the most impressive and well-known 1850 painting by Russian marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky. It depicts a sea after a night storm and people facing death attempting to save themselves by clinging to debris from a wrecked ship

1 comment:

tina@israel said...

yep. so countries have to be responsible for their co2 producing according to their history and how much they affect the atmothfere. some of countries like egipt will have to agree for serious social changes.