US Weather Hell: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Global warming will deliver decades of hurricanes, floods and heat waves
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2008 4:18 AM CDT
Tourists walk in harsh afternoon sunlight in Las Vegas in 2007. A new report predicts more heat and drought ahead for some regions of the US.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – The US will suffer a wide range of increasingly extreme weather events in the coming decades as a result of global warming—from drought and excessive heat to wildly destructive hurricanes and record floods triggered by intense rains, reports the Washington Post. The grim prognosis was revealed in the latest report by the US Climate Change Science Program, which called extreme weather "among the most serious challenges in coping with a changing climate."

"This report addresses one of the most frequently asked questions about global warming: What will happen to weather?" said one of the report's authors. "We are now witnessing and will increasingly experience more extreme weather and climate events."