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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467The East Coast’s town most vulnerable to coastal flooding takes a direct hit (eAlex MG1September 14
466Rapid population growth in the Carolinas and 'Disaster Amnesia' Why damaRon1September 13
465Florence Slows to a Crawl Off Coast of North CarolinaDr. Jeff Masters · SeAlex MG1September 13
464Florence: the “Harvey of the East Coast”? The models are increasingly on board Alex MG1September 9
463[graphic]Alex MG2September 9
462Increased Storm Surge Damage From Florence Due to the Moon’s PhaseDr. Jeff MasteAlex MG2September 8
461[graphic]Alex MG-September 8
460In the Cone: Florence Takes Aim at the Southeast U.S.Dr. Jeff Masters · SeAlex MG1September 8
459Atlantic temperatures so hot meteorologists had to add new colors to their chartRon1September 1
458More than 400 dead, over a million people displaced in devastating monsoon floodRon-August 26
457Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change mysanantonio.comRon-August 25
456from da Rat-- Big rains are becoming the new norm. Atmospheric water content Sam-August 24
455Hurricane Lane: huge downpours drench Hawaii as storm system nears – video thegSam-August 24
4541 big thing: Sea level rise affects home values full article with chart here: aSam-August 23
453Pilkey has studied the US Southeastern coastal areas for decades. He doesn'tRon-August 21
452But -- I thought that the Rs in the Legislature said that that couldn't happSam-August 21
451Scientist: North Carolina beaches are doomed- residents need to move to higher gRon-August 21
450Sea level rise is already costing property owners on the east coast washingtonpRon1August 20
449U.S. Hail Damage Could Hit an Eleventh Straight Year Above $10 Billion wundergroRon-August 17
448More severe weather events? Really? Show me the data please.golfer72-August 7
447A flat tire started the deadly Carr Fire and days of devastation in California BSam-August 5
446The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane, but the day may be coming Sam-August 5
445Climate Disasters: Billions and Billions of Dollars Posted on August 2, 2018 |Sam-August 2
444A roundup of this summer's extremely nasty weather esquire.comRon-July 31
443scientists are easily surprised by the elements [graphic] sorry. the heat'elpolvo-July 31
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