- Rising food prices; disappearing glaciers, sea ice; landslides; massive dust storms; toxic algae pollute drinking supply, lakes; $1.5 hail damage; $450 million wildfire damage in Colorado; greater terrors for mountain climbers; more Arctic drilling, taxpayers pay for risks; blackouts.
- More severe droughts on way, study predicts
Rebecca Leber and Ellie Sandmeyer, Think Progress
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NYC storm July 18. Taken by Dhani Jones
(July 21, 2012) The onslaught of extreme weather and record temperatures this year have had an impact on people globally, directly through drought and temperature, and more indirectly impacting food prices and public transportation.
Here are 10 impacts we’re seeing right now that climate change is very likely worsening, in some cases playing a major role.
More severe droughts on way, study predicts, Hristio Boytchev, Washington (DC) Post
- Climate models that predict more droughts win further scientific support
- "We had a similar situation in the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s," said Aiguo Dai, a climate researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.