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This header of this thread describes what it is about. The thread assumes that there is a relationship between climate change and the magnitude and quantity of severe weather events that have occurred over the past 20 years or so. Documenting those events, discussion of the link between climate change and severe weather, how businesses deal with it (e.g., insurance companies are one prime example, but not the only one), how different militaries or governments deal with it, and any other topic that seems to me to be related to the issue are all suitable topics of discussion.

I have no desire to have yet another thread hijacked by people who repeat the same objections against the reality of CC over and over again, no matter how many times those objections have been replied to. So don't even bother trying to post that stuff here. There are other threads to rehearse those things if that is your desire, this is not one of them. This particular thread will be focused on what the subject title suggests, and that is how it will be differentiated from other threads which are either more general environmental threads or which allow those arguments to be repeated ad nauseum.

I should perhaps add that I don't mind questioning hypothetical links between climate climate and severe weather--for example, some wanted to link increased intensity and frequency of hurricanes to warming oceans, but as the discussion wore on, it became clear that wind shears are just as important to the formation of hurricanes as warmer waters. These are complicated subjects with myriad variables. However, I don't want to see the fact that there have been past severe weather events (sometimes thousands of years in the past) be used as a rebuttal to the link between CC and severe weather today. This is fundamentally irrelevant to the debate.

Some of this overlaps with other threads that are out there, but I don't think that there is a thread that focuses specifically on this topic with this ideological slant and that will avoid the idiotic nitpicking and name calling that have afflicted other severe weather threads.
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418Cyclone Gita: Tonga devastated by worst storm in 60 years Winds of more than Sam-February 12
417Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps? In 10Sam1February 10
416Climate Change: There is no debate from The Weather Channel [amazingly enough!]Sam1January 26
415The Day the Water Ran Out — Climate Change Day Zero Swiftly Approaching for CapeSam-January 25
4142017 was one of the hottest years on record, NASA says And the five warmest yearSam1January 22
413The climate scientist on leaving the US to work in France – with funding from Sam-12/31/2017
412The National Security Threat that Inflicted 400 Billion in Damages This Year BaSam112/27/2017
411The Most Expensive Weather Year, Ever: theatlantic.comRon-12/23/2017
410This is the best web site I know of that gives background on CC. Very readable, Sam-12/9/2017
409 Climate Contrarian Gets Fact-Checked by MIT Colleagues in Open Letter to Trump Sam-12/9/2017
408Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakeSam-11/21/2017
407Big Insurers Brace for Perilous Future as Climate Risks Escalate Sam111/12/2017
406Five Years since Hurricane Sandy- lessons have not sunk in ScientisRon110/24/2017
405Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’ Japan has spSam-10/9/2017
404Hurricane Maria may have set Puerto Rico back decades:"The entire populatiRon19/25/2017
403Hurricane Irma: why have there been so many destructive hurricanes and will therSam-9/19/2017
402Powerful earthquake kills at least 32 in Mexico cbc.caabuelita-9/8/2017
401Back-to-Back Hurricanes to Test Post-Katrina FEMA Reforms Emergency agencyRon-9/7/2017
400Lessons from Harvey: ncpolicywatch.comRon-9/6/2017
399Since I haven't seen one of these before, am guessing they are including posRon-9/6/2017
398That diagram makes it look like there is nowhere to go in Cuba, P.R., D.R. and HSam-9/6/2017
397Hadn't seen this before from the NHC: Hurricane Wind Arrival Map: [graphicRon-9/6/2017
396Tuesday September 05, 2017 Is Canada prepared for climate change? AdaptatiSam19/5/2017
395 'May God protect us all': Antigua closes airport as Hurricane Irma sabuelita19/5/2017
394Florida, Puerto Rico declare state of emergency as Irma strengthens to Category abuelita19/4/2017
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