With a little more than a month to go, 2012 is likely to come in as the warmest year on record for the lower 48 States. Of the past 14 years, 4 have had annual average temperatures that have either set or approached record values. Such warmth over a short time period has not been observed since the 1930s. The cause of the warmth can be attributed to natural climate variability, such as El Nino events, combined with a long-term global warming trend caused by increasing greenhouse emissions.
Climate Change and Storms by City Tech Blogger Agha Ibrahim Akram
The effects of climate change are becoming more apparent with each passing year. One of the most significant and visible manifestations of climate change is the increase in severe storms. The frequency and intensity of storms has been on the rise in recent years, causing destruction and loss