Understanding climate change

Letter to Editor by Ray Mallette, Ashland Daily Tidings January 18, 2018; Also in Medford Mail Tribune Januarty 24 2018

In 2017 NOAA calculated there was an impact of $300 billion to the U.S. economy from 16 weather-related events such as hurricanes, floods , tornadoes, thunderstorms, drought and forest fires. While no one weather event can be directly related to climate change, over a longer period of time the climate change models based on greenhouse gas emissions predict a higher occurrence of these events due to increased variability in the wind patterns, land and ocean temperatures and precipitation levels.


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