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Tell Us: Is this Extreme Weather a Symptom of Climate Change?

Studies predict intense storms as a symptom of climate change. What do you think?


According to the University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative, the world is getting warmer, the oceans are getting warmer and more acidic, storms are getting more intense and sea levels are rising at an accelerated rate.

A study funded by the Rhode Island Sea Grant, found that the sea level around the East Bay has increased eight inches since 1930. By 2100, the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council said to expect three to five feet of sea level rise.

While some still deny the evidence, most Americans have accepted idea of climate change. Currently, 67 percent say there is evidence of global warming, up four points over last year, according to a Pew Research article published last month.

The study reported that 42 percent say the warming is mostly caused by human activity and less than 20 percent believe the changes are a result of natural changes. 

What do you think about the recent extreme weather patterns? Do you think the recent storms are a symptom of climate change? Do you still doubt the scientists? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Susan November 13, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Yes, it is.
ROBERT PATTERSON November 13, 2012 at 08:47 PM
NO, THIS WAS JUST ANOTHER NOR'EASTER, THAT WE IN NEW ENGLAND USUALLY GET, BUT IT TURN INTO NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND THEY MUST DEAL WITH IT. WHERE IS THE OBAMA MACHINE??? JUST ANOTHER CATRINA! THIS IS ANOTHER FAILURE OF THE FEMA GOVERNMENT AGENCY.
Joe Bremen November 13, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Yea yea yea. Mark Twain new about Climate change also when he said "if you don't like the weather in New England, wait a minute and it will change. New Ice age didn't work in the 70's, Global Warming didn't work, so now it is Climate change. Of course the Climate changes. Whether it is industry or cycles is anybody's guess. Does the manmade industry affect the Climate, obviously and so does the animal kingdom and every other thing in nature. These Storms come and go and have forever. How soon we forget after Katrina all these so called experts predicted catagory 5 storms hitting the Gulf, the East Coast and what happened, yep nothing as a matter of fact even fewer Hurricanes. Computer models are only as good as the information put into them and it can be manipulated to get any result you want. Sorry but the jury is still out for me. It is just weather and you can try all this falicy of carbon regulations you want. It will accomplish nothing. The US is not the world's cause of so called climate change. Mother Nature is. My opinion anyhew.
b kcaj November 14, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Jack Baillargeron babbled: "Mark Twain new about climate change" Sorry Jack, but you need to invest in a new computer program that knows the difference between "new" and "knew". A good start for you might be the kindergarten version of "Hooked on Phonics". Also, is a "falicy" anything like a FALLACY? And what is a "catagory 5 storm"? Is it in the same category as "CATEGORY"? Come on Jack-Get in the game for goodness sake!

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