Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Meterologist Jeff Masters on Extreme Weather Trends Across the Globe

Meterologist: Record Heat Wave in Russia Could Kill Tens of Thousands
Democracy Now

Wildfires across Russia. Devastating floods in Pakistan. Deadly landslides and flash floods in India and China. Heat wave across the United States. Severe drought in Niger. Taken together, scientists warn the events match predictions for extreme climate events caused by global warming. This year is on track to be the warmest since reliable temperature records began over a century ago, mainly due to a buildup of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels. We speak to Jeff Masters, co-founder and director of meteorology for Weather Underground, a weather information website.

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