Friday, October 20, 2017

extreme weather

In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Patrick Garvey, walks on what's left of his farm, as he talks to a reporter about by the destruction of his once-thriving enterprise, called The Grimal Grove by Hurricane Irma, in Big Pine Key, Fla

BY SETH BORENSTEIN and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints. A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center ...
In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Mark Swartz salvage items from his son's home that was destroyed by a tornado after a severe storm passed through Oak Grove, Mo.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Howling winds, deadly floods, fire and ice so far this year have pushed the U.S. into a tie for weather disasters that topped $1 billion in damages. There have been 15 costly disasters through ...
In this July 21, 2016 file photo, the sun sets beyond visitors to Liberty Memorial as the temperature hovers around 100 degrees in Kansas City, Mo.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its annual checkup of ...
In this July 31, 2016, file photo, a flood-affected family with their goats travel on a boat in the Morigaon district, east of Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India.

A report by the Asia Development Bank says Asia will endure extreme heat, rising sea levels, growing losses from severe weather and increasing food insecurity in coming decades as climate change raises temperatures and alters weather patterns across the globe. ...
In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, daffodils bloom in New York's Central Park. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States, but it didn’t quite beat 1954 for the warmest February on record, climate scientists said. The average ...
This natural-color image mosaic, provided by NASA, taken in Aug. 2015, based on data collected during two orbital passes of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) shows typhoons in the western North Pacific. (NASA via AP)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A new scientific report finds man-made climate change played some role in two dozen extreme weather events last year but not in a few other weird weather instances around the world. An annual report ...
In this July 2, 2015 file photo, a rancher looks toward his cattle grazing on a barren hillside in Tulare County, outside of Porterville, California.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming’s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel. For years scientists ...
Skiers and snowboarders ride a lift up a mountain on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington.

BY GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — Astrid Rau just baked 16 kinds of Christmas cookies, including a batch in the shape of snowflakes. But she’s nevertheless having trouble getting in the holiday spirit, thanks to forecasts that have the temperature ...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a bilateral meeting with his Algerian counterpart at a hotel in Paris on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.

BY MATTHEW LEE LE BOURGET, France (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday that the United States will double its contribution to helping vulnerable nations adapt to climate change impacts, as he appealed for the world to ...
A Hindu temple is partially submerged in flood waters of an over-flowing Adyar River in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.

NEW DELHI (AP) — The heaviest rainfall in more than 100 years has devastated swathes of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with thousands forced to leave their submerged homes and schools, offices and a regional airport shut for ...
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