Thu, 16 Aug 2012

Weather Gone Wild

More theories about the changing weather patterns. This one places blame in the Pacific, while I posted earlier about a possible Atlantic culprit. My opinion? I think there's too much data and the system is too complex for us to figure out why - the best we can hope for is to get the how right, and then figure out how to mitigate.

For ourselves, out here in west central Indiana, I think the Great Drought of 2012 is over. There's more rain headed our way today, and the pattern seems to have shifted back towards something like it has been for the past century. Whether this is a temporary shift remains to be seen. But I'd be willing to bet we're in for an extended period of some pretty wild weather.

Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What’s going on?

(link) [National Geographic]

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