The Glens Falls Post Star is running a story this morning from the Associated Press about a new report that looks at extreme weather events in a world changed by rising temperatures.
For a world already weary of weather catastrophes, the latest warning from top climate scientists paints a grim future: More floods, more heat waves, more droughts and greater costs to deal with them.
A draft summary of an international scientific report obtained by The Associated Press says the extremes caused by global warming could eventually grow so severe that some locations become “increasingly marginal as places to live.”
The report, global in nature, is intensely personal to North Country folks living along the banks of mountain rivers, and the shores of Lake Champlain. Many have experienced several major floods this year, including the devastation of tropical storm Irene.
What do you think? Are more blow-out storms headed our way? If so, what should we do about it?