Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper shows extreme weather was less common over past 30 years compared to past 2 centuries
A paper published today in Environmental Research Letters reconstructs climate extreme events between 1500 and 2009 from tree ring data throughout Europe and shows extreme events have been relatively less common over the past 30 years in comparison to the past 2 centuries. The data also shows the 20th century [1900-2009] had 24 years with the climate extreme index at 2 or greater vs. 27 years during the 19th century. The paper adds to several other peer-reviewed papers demonstrating that extreme weather is less common with global warming.

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