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Hurricanes as Big as Katrina Will Become 10 TIMES More Frequent With Just Two Degrees of Global Warming, Study Warns

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Storm surges as devastating as those caused by Hurricane Katrina could happen 10 times more often if global temperatures rise by just two degrees, new research warns.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:14 am
Having lived thru Katrina, this could be devastating to the coastal states and all those who live here

Bill K (4)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:47 am
let's let global warming deniers buy up properties in low lying areas then tell them FEMA budgets have been cut so they're on their own.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 10:56 am
Thanks Agnes

Roger G (154)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 12:29 pm
noted, thanks!

. (0)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 2:04 pm
All I can do is note it; what can I say?

Freya H (357)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:45 pm
Note to self: Do NOT relocate to Florida! Atlanta is just jim-dandy.

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:57 am
Yeah, we gotta act to halt climate change.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:37 am
Noted, thanks.

Ro H (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:48 am

S S (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:36 pm
Thank you.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:46 pm
Thank you! What will become of New Orleans and the rest of the coastal cities? I guess the naysayers are in for a rude awakening! This is the tip of the iceberg! Pardon the pun. Honestly, I just heard about the increase in the number of American children being diagnosed with autism (1 in 50) which seems to me to be related, though vastly different, in that we have so damaged the globe and everything on it that the repercussions are immense. My hair is on fire!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:30 pm
I was in Metairie the week before Katrina and if it hadn't been for that puff of dry wind from the Mid West the French Quarter might just finally have been under water. I've lived through these storms before. Part of the problem with Katrina is that it came up on the shallow side of the Gulf. The real damage was when the levees on the Pontchartrain broke; natural or otherwise. Of course poor Biloxi got the worst of it.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:46 pm

Shawna S (45)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:15 pm
noted...scary sh*t

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:19 pm
How many Katrinas do we need to wake up? Is it going to take 5x or 10x to realize our pollution is killing this planet? Mother Nature doesn't really care if we are here or not especially if we are the cause of our own destruction. If I have one more GOP friend tell me climate change is normal I will scream. I ask them well just on the off chance you are right what is it going to cost you if we play it safe and take precautions? I never really get an answer. Of course we are the cause of the climate change! When a Navy Admiral Langlear? says the greatest military threat to the US in the Pacific is rising oceans we should listen. If not for ourselves for our children.

cathie S (154)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:48 pm

Judith Lammers (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:12 am
The world will not wake up until it is too late !

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:30 pm
Thanks, Agnes. Of course, this is very disturbing....especially when naysayers like to call those who believe in the science of climate change "chicken littles". Well, I'm fine with accepting that term, because if the people on Planet Earth don't wake up to the facts, the sky will indeed be "falling."

. (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:07 pm
noted, some communities in Europe are being washed away by rising sea levels too. Maybe we need a world wide power cut that lasts 100 years to teach us that there is a better way to harness energy using wind, wave, water and sun.

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday March 22, 2013, 1:11 pm
As I always say about global warming, it is just beginning.
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