2011 Was A Year Of Extreme Weather
Climate change has increased the number of odds for U.S. Especially in the year 2011, U.S. tightly held in the clutches of extreme weather. They witnessed drought, ferocious fire and severe storm, leaving the citizens abandon and severely injured taking the lives of many.
The year 2011 saw severe drought in Texas, unusual heat in England and was one of the 15 warmest years on record.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report in which they have termed the year 2011 as a year of extreme weather.
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Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United Kingdom's Met Office said, "Overall, 2011 was a year of extreme events - from historic droughts in East Africa, northern Mexico and the southern United States to an above-average cyclone season in the North Atlantic and the end of Australia's wettest two-year period ever."
The report that was complied by 400 scientists from 48 countries was published in the peer-reviewed bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The study explained how the climate change influenced events like droughts in U.S, extreme cold temperatures in Africa and warm spells in Britain.
There studies done that indicated that the Arctic ice is melting due to global warming and the sea levels are rising. In the 22nd Annual state of the climate report the experts mentioned that Arctic was warming about twice as fast as the rest of the planet, on average, with Arctic sea ice shrinking to its second-smallest recorded size.
Deputy NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan said in a statement, "Every weather event that happens now takes place in the context of a changing global environment. This annual report provides scientists and citizens alike with an analysis of what has happened so we can all prepare for what is to come."