Wake Up America: This extreme weather pattern is climate change
July 2012: the inside story of America's extreme weather
The very useful new (25 minute) video discussion below features senior climatologist Michael Mann of Penn State University, Bob Deans of the Natural Resources Defence Council and Heidi Cullen, chief climatologist of Climate Central.
Over 55% of the U.S. is in drought, and over 30,000 wildfires have already burned 2.7m acres of the country. Temperatures of up to 118°F have been recorded. Both pollination and yield of the essential U.S. corn (maize) crop have become highly problematical.
Yet of 318 news reports of extreme weather (till the end of June 2012), only 3% mentioned the influence of climate change.
New climatology studies clearly attribute the recent heatwave,drought and wildfires in Texas to climate change. As the U.S. corporate media continues to generate denial and confusion in the mental environment, an expert scientific panel here analyses what's really going on.
And don't miss this video: 131 years of global warming in 26 seconds