Extreme Weather in the US: Is It Climate Change or a Historical Pattern?Devastating wildfires that have destroyed at least 347 homes in Colorado and cost more than $11 million to control. A bizarre derecho storm that killed 22 people and left 4.3 million people without electricity across 10 states. Record heat across the United States. It’s highly unusual – or is it? This summer’s extreme weather has many observers pointing to climate change and global warming as the cause; others argue it’s all part of long-term weather patterns. Either way,
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4. No Warning
It was like a hurricane — but we didn't get the warning that you do with a hurricane.
— David K. Owens, EVP, Edison Electrical Institute (EEI, Washington, D.C.), about the June 29 derecho storms.
Source: New York Times
Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to ... View Full Bio
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