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BBC News – IPCC: Climate impact risk set to increase

18 November 2011

BBC News – IPCC: Climate impact risk set to increase.

It has long been an area of contention as to where or when individual extreme weather events might be linked with global warming. Realistically we have to go on the frequency of such events or perhaps the intensity. This report from the IPCC says such extreme events will be more likely. I will quote one paragraph –

“Losses will also depend on future changes in tropical cyclone frequency and intensity (high
confidence). Overall losses due to extra-tropical cyclones will also increase, with possible
decreases or no change in some areas (medium confidence). Although future flood losses in
many locations will increase in the absence of additional protection measures (high agreement,
medium evidence), the size of the estimated change is highly variable, depending on location,
climate scenarios used, and methods used to assess impacts on river flow and flood occurrence.”


From → Climate, Weather

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