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This Is Just the Beginning”: Forest Fires,Extreme Deadly Storms, Record Heat WAVES Reveal a Changed Climate 23 July 2012

July 28, 2012

This Is Just the Beginning”: Forest Fires,Extreme Deadly Storms, Record Heat WAVES Reveal a Changed Climate 23 July 2012

The past two weeks have witnessed the worst forest fires in Colorado history, a deadly Mid-Atlantic storm that left 23 dead and four million without power, and a record shattering heat wave across the East Coast and Midwest that has not seen since the Dust Bowl. More than 2,000 heat records have been broken in the past week. As the words “extreme weather” flash across TV screens, where are the other two words: “global warming”? We speak to The Guardian’s U.S. environment correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg and Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground website. “What we’re seeing now is the future,” Masters says. “We’re going to be seeing a lot more weather like this, a lot more impacts like we’re seeing from this series of heat waves, fires and storms

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