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June’s Top 5 Extreme Weather Events In The U.S.

June’s Top 5 Extreme Weather Events In The U.S.
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Written by Steven Perlberg

Western wildfires, record-setting temperatures, devastating floods, and other extreme weather made more extreme by global warming have welcomed us to summer 2012. The summer solstice solstice marked by 66 high scorching records across the Eastern Seaboard should serve as yet another reminder that its time to seriously address the carbon pollution.

Here are the top five extreme weather disasters in the U.S. for June:

1. Colorado Wildfire Blazes: This month, wildfires in northern Colorado forced thousands of families to evacuate their homes. Fueled by 40-to-50-mph winds and dry brush left after a particularly hot spring, the flames have destroyed at least 181 homes with 2000 firefighters deployed.


AP Photos/Ed Andrieski

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5:11AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

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3:22PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

Climate change is here people. Thanks for posting Steven Perlberg's June list. I hope there be one for July, that is if we are still here to read it.

5:35AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

We'll soon destroy the planet and I hope everyone is looking forward to the next mass extinction event because it's our turn next! ;-)>

2:22PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012


4:46AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

something to think about

1:21AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Thanks for all the info.

12:13AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Study http://Braun2012.US for real solutions to employment, ecology, 
energy, and needed 21st-Century U.S. Constitutional amendments.
Houston's Dr. David R. Criswell has a noble plan using proved
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9:57PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

There is still time to do something but it seems as though they are waiting till all is lost and then they'll say, "if only who had listened and responded."

9:50PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

How many more June's will we even have before we completely destroy the planet?

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