You Tell Us: Is Global Warming Responsible for Extreme Weather?
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With recent severe weather events such as July's derecho striking the region, some scientists are pointing to global warming as the culprit.
According to a new report from the Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center, extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are now occuring 30 percent more often nationwide than in 1948.
"As the old saying goes, when it rains, it pours—especially in recent years as bigger storms have hit Maryland more often," said Tommy Landers, director of Environment Maryland, in a statement. "We need to heed scientists’ warnings that this dangerous trend is linked to global warming and do everything we can to cut carbon pollution today."
In addition to the derecho, North Baltimore was also impacted by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Patch wants to know what you think of these findings. Do you believe global warming is causing these natural disasters?
Tell us in the comments.