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Severe weather events, climate change and economics
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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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526How and why the D.C. area was deluged by a month’s worth of rain in an hour MondSam-last Tuesday
525On the burdens of climate science motherjones.comRon-last Tuesday
524Flood damage will cost more than $2 billion for Mississippi River towns chicagotRon-July 5
523Blanket of Hail Causes Huge Damage in Guadalajara, Mexico [youtube video]Ron-July 1
522Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic? New Report Suggests Yes. If we keep bSam-June 23
521Planet is entering ‘new climate regime’ with ‘extraordinary’ heat waves intensifSam1June 12
520CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam says financial risks from climate change are comRon1June 12
519Hundreds of Barges Stranded on the Mississippi & Other Rivers With Flooding Ron2June 9
518Much of the Midwest and South have been drenched over the last month: 2nd WettesRon1June 8
517Got Tornadoes? Yep. Climate change may be confounding the jet stream and maRon1May 29
516Extreme flooding contributes to unusual accidents: Barges carrying tons of fertRon-May 23
515August temperatures coming in May [tweet]Ron-May 21
514E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math WASHIRon-May 20
513Louisiana's New Climate Plan Prepares for Migration, Resilience and Retreat Sam-May 17
512The disaster aid fight shows just how unprepared Congress is to deal with the efSam-May 16
511Interesting article about an area the size of the Netherlands that was dry landSam1May 14
510When man gets in an argument with nature.... a record flood crest Davenport IowaRon1May 4
509AT&T Maps where climate change is expected to damage infrastructure in the sRon1April 25
508this is good news for us/we blue-water sailors... for coastal land lubbers... noelpolvo-April 24
507NOAA Sea Level Rise Map Simulator: coast.noaa.govRon-April 23
506Welcome to Global Weirding. It is just beginning.Sam-April 2
505Droughts in Argentina and South Africa highlight the economic importance of wateSam-April 2
504Brazil battles drought as world's largest water forum meets Jake Spring MarcSam-April 2
503Flooding in the midwest these days, but water shortages are starting to crop up Sam1April 2
502U.S. disaster aid won't cover crops drowned by Midwest floods Tom Polansek Sam-April 2
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