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This extraordinary mild winter in north america, followed by an unprecedentedly warm march, has shocked a lot of people who formerly dismissed the reality of climate change.
In addition, several years of violent tornado seasons have many asking if we are entering a "new Normal" in regard to our seasons.
For this two part series, I interviewed a number of climate scientists and experts from around the country, and found some surprising answers.
Part two is available at the Yale Climate Forum
tornado counts, noaa
Arctic Warming altering weather
Arctic changes and Weather Extremes: NYTimes
Jennifer Francis: Linking Weird Weather to Arctic changes
Jennifer Francis graphs
Munich Re:Statement of Prof. Peter Hoppe/2010 Press release on climate related Natcats
current tornado stats - US
shrinking western snowpack