Skip to comments.Weather shifts behind disasters need 'urgent' probe: UN
Posted on 08/18/2010 3:09:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
GENEVA (AFP) Climate scientists must urgently look into changes in atmospheric currents linked to devastating floods in Pakistan and wildfires in Russia, UN climate and weather bodies said on Wednesday.
Ghassem Asrar, director of the World Climate Research Programme, told AFP that changes, known as blocking episodes, can prevent humidity or hot weather dispersing.
That intensified heavy rain or heatwaves and locked them over an area, he explained, potentially with a growing impact on extreme weather events that scientists expect to happen more frequently with global warming.
Asrar said that European researchers had modelled the blocking pattern in atmospheric currents and resulting weather behind the Pakistani rains and Russian heatwave a few weeks in advance.
They "clearly flagged this formation and kept track of it", said Asrar, whose programme is partly linked to the UN's World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
"We know for sure that the two events in Pakistan and Russia are linked," he added.
Asrar and the WMO underlined that the intense monsoon rain in Pakistan and heatwave in Russia, as well as rain-induced landslides in China and the split of a giant iceberg in Greenland in recent weeks were exceptional even by the standards of naturally-occurring climate extremes.
The WMO called the four "an unprecedented sequence of events" that "compare with, or exceed in intensity, duration or geographical extent, the previous largest historical events".
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If anything needs a good probe, it’s the UN..
An aerial view shows water covering huge areas in the southern Punjab province. Climate scientists must urgently look into changes in atmospheric currents linked to devastating floods in Pakistan and wildfires in Russia, UN climate and weather bodies said on Wednesday. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
UN calls for probe of weather
Maybe they ought to just put some ice on it.
It’s a GOP conspiracy! Calling Nazi Pelosi (I love that).
Yeah, we’ve never had floods before.
Yopu would think that a weather disaster had never ocurred before. What is the sense in studying what you cannot change.
They have a plan and that plan is to sell carbon Credits, which will not stop any bad weatehr , but will make someone rich.
All they need to do is hook up for data from that excellent NASA satellite that shows Lake Michigan’s temp to be 600 degrees plus.
Stupid Stupid Stupid!
We have known conclusively for over 100 years that weather is more variable during Sunspot Minimums and Sunspot Maximums. ( we are just leaving a very long deep minimum) In fact there had been observations more than 200 years ago correlating size of wheat harvest to sunspot activity.
Why does the UN not know this. They do, but it does not fit their agenda. This is about control through Globalism, with the UN at the helm. HORROR.
There may not be one in the Koran.
So let's raise our taxes, stop eating beef, pay world taxes, increase international bureaucracy, give up our guns, become good muslims, ride bicycles to our assigned jobs, bomb Israel, and STFU about everything else. It's the UN way; it's the dimocRAT way, and it's apparently our only chance of survival. So says algore and his RATS in the media.
I thought I remembered seeing an article on FR that Russia claims that the US has climate weapons. Maybe they should start their probe there. /s
Trolling for funds.
Prove that assertion. Show the evidence and explain how you know "for sure".
What are they going to do? Put God on trial?
Blame global warming for normal weather?
LOL they should probe HAARP.
It’s been tried before. Why not this time?
Just raise taxes! That’ll fix it.
Can’t these anti-science, weather-fool,eco-nut freaks let it go. I think the UN needs a special kind of probe. I don’t think they would be happy.