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This header of this thread describes what it is about. The thread assumes that there is a relationship between climate change and the magnitude and quantity of severe weather events that have occurred over the past 20 years or so. Documenting those events, discussion of the link between climate change and severe weather, how businesses deal with it (e.g., insurance companies are one prime example, but not the only one), how different militaries or governments deal with it, and any other topic that seems to me to be related to the issue are all suitable topics of discussion.

I have no desire to have yet another thread hijacked by people who repeat the same objections against the reality of CC over and over again, no matter how many times those objections have been replied to. So don't even bother trying to post that stuff here. There are other threads to rehearse those things if that is your desire, this is not one of them. This particular thread will be focused on what the subject title suggests, and that is how it will be differentiated from other threads which are either more general environmental threads or which allow those arguments to be repeated ad nauseum.

I should perhaps add that I don't mind questioning hypothetical links between climate climate and severe weather--for example, some wanted to link increased intensity and frequency of hurricanes to warming oceans, but as the discussion wore on, it became clear that wind shears are just as important to the formation of hurricanes as warmer waters. These are complicated subjects with myriad variables. However, I don't want to see the fact that there have been past severe weather events (sometimes thousands of years in the past) be used as a rebuttal to the link between CC and severe weather today. This is fundamentally irrelevant to the debate.

Some of this overlaps with other threads that are out there, but I don't think that there is a thread that focuses specifically on this topic with this ideological slant and that will avoid the idiotic nitpicking and name calling that have afflicted other severe weather threads.
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410This is the best web site I know of that gives background on CC. Very readable, Sam-last Saturday
409 Climate Contrarian Gets Fact-Checked by MIT Colleagues in Open Letter to Trump Sam-last Saturday
408Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakeSam-November 21
407Big Insurers Brace for Perilous Future as Climate Risks Escalate Sam1November 12
406Five Years since Hurricane Sandy- lessons have not sunk in sfgate.com ScientisRon1October 24
405Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’ Japan has spSam-October 9
404Hurricane Maria may have set Puerto Rico back decades:"The entire populatiRon1September 25
403Hurricane Irma: why have there been so many destructive hurricanes and will therSam-September 19
402Powerful earthquake kills at least 32 in Mexico cbc.caabuelita-September 8
401Back-to-Back Hurricanes to Test Post-Katrina FEMA Reforms Emergency agencyRon-September 7
400Lessons from Harvey: ncpolicywatch.comRon-September 6
399Since I haven't seen one of these before, am guessing they are including posRon-September 6
398That diagram makes it look like there is nowhere to go in Cuba, P.R., D.R. and HSam-September 6
397Hadn't seen this before from the NHC: Hurricane Wind Arrival Map: [graphicRon-September 6
396Tuesday September 05, 2017 Is Canada prepared for climate change? AdaptatiSam1September 5
395 'May God protect us all': Antigua closes airport as Hurricane Irma sabuelita1September 5
394Florida, Puerto Rico declare state of emergency as Irma strengthens to Category abuelita1September 4
393the "K" word comes to mind. karma.abuelita-September 3
392A couple of paragraphs from the George Monbiot essay in the previous post. monbiSam-September 3
391[This is from the blog what'supwiththatwatts, one I have never read before bSam-September 3
390edf.org Extreme weather gets a boost from climate change Sam-September 1
389Good discussion of the jet stream, the loss of Arctic sea ice and extreme weatheSam-August 29
388<i>Time to Open Our Eyes and Prepare for What's Coming </i> YeahSam-August 29
387Harvey is What Climate Change Looks Like: Time to Open Our Eyes and Prepare for Ron-August 29
386rain from hurricane Harvey-- Flash flood watches expanded as far east as New Sam-August 28
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