Thursday, March 29, 2012

Connecting the Dots Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

On Wednesday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release adetailed, new report that helps connect the dots between extreme weather events and climate change. The findings confirm what millions of us around the world are beginning to see with our own eyes: climate change isn’t a future problem anymore, it’s happening here and now.

Here at the Cayman Institute, we think that starting to make the connection between extreme weather and climate change is crucial. I look at weather and climate events happening every day in various parts of the world and the trends are there for those that are willing to look. Unfortunately, by the time the policy makers and the majority of of citizens from around the world notice the trends we may have passed a tipping point, at which these events start happening fast and furiously.

Last week, announced plans for a new global day of action called “Climate Impacts Day” for people from the flood zones of Pakistan to the drought stricken fields of Texas to come together and “Connect the Dots” between extreme weather and other impacts, climate change, and the root causes of the crisis? More