Extreme Weather Events Signal Global Warming to World's Meteorologists

"GENEVA, Switzerland -- 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."

Environment News Service had the story August 17, 2010.


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"Heat Probably Killed Thousands In Moscow" (Reuters)

"Portugal Fires Rage on, Protected Forests Destroyed" (AFP)

"Indonesian Ice Field May Be Gone In A Matter Of Years" (SPX)

"Soaring Temps Cause Mass Coral Killing In Indonesia: Study " (Reuters)

"Mexican Butterflies Threatened By Severe Storms" (Reuters)

"Misery for the 'Doomed Orphans' of Pakistan Floods" (AFP)

"UN Fights To Save the Planet From Ever-Expanding Deserts" (AFP)

"Time Short for Ladakh Flood Victims as Winter Looms" (AFP)

"Increased Destruction Of Bird Populations Are Predicted With Rise In Global Temperatures" (SPX)

Source: ENS, 08/18/2010