September 17, 2011

Climate news from this weekend

Lou Holtz - "I'm so old the birthday candles on my birthday cake cost more than the cake and I've never seen so many football games canceled for weather in my whole career as were canceled in just this last weekend."

A wildfire in parched Texas destroyed nearly 500 homes

A tornado hits upstate NY town of Amsterdam

Tropical Storm Lee saturates Louisiana 

Death toll from typhoon in Japan rises to 34

The Munich Re (a global insurance company) Annual report says the annual frequency of weather and hydrological catastrophes has risen globally from under 400 in 1980 to over 900 annually. Last year saw 960 such events in the year and they are expecting a similar number for 2011.

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