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Humans Are Driving Extreme Weather; Time to Prepare

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Science  25 Nov 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6059, pp. 1040
DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6059.1040

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An international scientific assessment finds for the first time that human activity has indeed driven not just climate change but also increases in some extreme weather and climate events around the world in recent decades. And those and likely other weather extremes will worsen in coming decades as greenhouse gases mount, the report finds. But uncertainties are rife in the still-emerging field of extreme events.