Storm Trends Across the Globe

By | January 3, 2013

 

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Among the highly publicized changes in weather phenomena that are predicted to attend the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content and temperature are increases in the frequency and severity of all types of storms; and, therefore, in an effort to determine if these predictions have any validity, many researchers have examined pertinent historical and proxy weather records. Although most of these studies focus on storms trends for a given location or region, there have been a few of them that have attempted to examine the issue for the globe as a whole; and in this review we examine what those studies found.