U.N. agency looks back at 2005 extremes - Global Warming?

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U.N. agency looks back at 2005 extremes - Global Warming?

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U.N. agency looks back at 2005 extremes

12:09 p.m. ET Dec. 15, 2005
GENEVA - Catastrophic storms like Hurricanes Katrina and Stan took weather extremes to new levels in 2005, with flooding and heatwaves touching almost every continent, the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday.

But in an annual review, WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said that while high temperatures and heavy rains could probably be linked to global warming, this phenomenon could not yet be firmly blamed for the summer’s Caribbean hurricanes.

“This year is currently the second warmest on record, and could end up being the warmest once all the figures are in,” Jarraud told a news conference. “It has certainly been exceptional in the intensity of its storms.”

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So is it global warming? or something else?
By YCON: posted on 15-1-2006





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