Last month was officially the worst October for tornadoes in many years. Now A gigantic storm over the North Sea threatens the entire Dutch coast and the northern coasts of Britain and parts of German with flooding of gigantic proportions. Since Britain’s “year without a summer,” Unknowncountry has been warning of more violent weather to follow in Europe as the Gulf Stream continues changing course. While this change is being officially ignored, the weather is not ignoring it. Meanwhile, as coastal cities like London flood, there will be?ironically?major water shortages.
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Climate change may carry a higher risk of flooding than was previously thought.

According to BBC News, “Efforts to calculate flooding risk from climate change do not take into account the effect carbon dioxide (CO2) has on vegetation. Higher atmospheric levels of this greenhouse gas reduce the ability of plants to suck water out of the ground and ‘breathe’ out the excess?Their reduced ability to release water back into the atmosphere will result in the ground becoming saturated.”

Global warming also creates more rain. In LiveScience.com, Andrea Thompson writes that NASA is reporting that “Global warming will make severe thunderstorms and tornadoes a more common feature of US weather.”

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In the July 28-August 30, 2007 issue of New Scientist magazine, NASA physicist James Hansen says that, due to global warming, the oceans will rise so high in the next 100 years that Miami, Florida will be one of the major cities that drowns: it will be underwater. The article contains a “before” photograph and a computer-generated “after” image of the state which reveal that by 2107, Florida will be a small “stub,” compared to its land mass today.
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Floods Drown Europe, Pakistan, US Midwest as Drought Withers Australia, California – Rarely have such weather extremes been observed as are taking place around the world now. Parts of Australia remain crippled by drought, and Southern California has experienced is driest 12 months since records began being kept in 1877. Meanwhile, violent weather and floods have struck the US Midwest, Pakistan, India, England and much of Europe.British weather forecasters are predicting that this will be a year without a summer in the UK, and flooding so far has caused an astonishing two billion dollars worth of damage. Meanwhile,storms have dumped billions of gallons of rain on northernEurope while Greece was experiencing the highesttemperatures ever recorded
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