Al's Journal : The Coming Storm
2012 was another damaging year for extreme weather: Superstorm Sandy, all-time high temperature records, and a stifling drought that encompassed more than 60% of our country. Disturbingly, records and storms like these are becoming much more common and much more severe. As global temperatures increase, storms are intensifying, bringing with them fierce winds and heavy downpours resulting in floods. Scientists now tell us that the storms will become even stronger and even more frequent in coming decades, overwhelming our infrastructure and threatening population centers.