Not that this is breaking news, but climate change is directly related to the increasing amount of extreme weather we are seeing across the country and around the world. To gambling scientists, it is like throwing snake eyes with loaded dice. What is astonishing is that the mainstream media is beginning to report on it and not allow "debate" between those that deal with reality (like scientists) and those who don't (that get paid by neo-con think tanks).
From USA Today:
WASHINGTON — If you think the weather is getting more extreme, you're right — and global warming caused by human activity probably is the reason, according to a report released Thursday by a panel of government scientists.
The report comes as the Midwest copes with record rainfall and catastrophic flooding.
There is strong evidence the increasing frequency of extreme rain, heat, drought and tropical storms is caused by global climate change, according to the report from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.
"Changes in some weather and climate extremes are attributable to human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases," the study authors concluded.
The articles goes on to quote facts and statistics, but what is refreshingly missing is the denier crap that we are so used to hearing from large media outlets. They have claimed in the past that they are trying to present "both sides," but no one is really buying that anymore. USA Today, and perhaps others, are finally starting to get it too. Better late than never I guess, as long as we can start to do something meaningful about it.