Warm Globe, Weird World

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How Weird is the Weather in Your Neighborhood?
by Mickey Z.
Global weirding is yet another reason to halt climate change. By now, it's safe to assume that just about all of you have heard of global warming and surely, you've also noticed the severe weather patterns across the globe. Put these two facts together together and voila...you have global weirding.
 
Defined by DoubleTongued.org as an "increase in severe or unusual environmental activity often attributed to global warming," global weirding includes "an increase in average temperatures, heat waves, cold spells, hurricanes, blizzards, plant and animal die-offs and population explosions, and new animal migration patterns."

The U.S. Climate Change Science Program believes "there is strong evidence the increasing frequency of extreme rain, heat, drought, and tropical storms is caused by global climate change."
 
In turn, global weirding is thought to be an offshoot of human activity.

In other words, while we may marvel at the fury of a cyclone, the spectacle of levees straining to hold back a watery onslaught, and the breath-taking unpredictability of a tornado, we must never forget that each of us play a role in both warming and weirding.

Can we make the weather less weird?
 

To play a role in reversing these trends, we must start taking the very difficult steps of changing our way of life. This battle is bigger than any of us.
 
As Captain Paul Watson declares: "I do not believe in environmentalists, I believe in the environment."  
 
 
 

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