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In a warmer climate, areas of North America will be a cauldron of intense summer storms
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 10:00am
In a warmer climate, areas of North America will be a cauldron of intense summer storms

NCAR’s Andreas Prein and colleagues recently published a sobering paper in the peer-reviewed journal, Nature Climate Change (www.nature.com) on the future of summer storms. Based on computer simulations on storms bubbling up in a warmer climate, the study concludes thunderstorms in the U.S. will be more wide-spread, wetter and more frequent, making the threat of flooding much more real and devastating.

Denver’s NBC affiliate, 9News, interviewed Dr. Prein on this study. The story also features Roland Keyes, a career four-star Air Force general who advises the military on climate-related issues who stated that today’s climate is a threat to national security. “You don’t have to give it a political label. Science doesn’t care if you believe in it or not,” he said.

To see these interviews, go to: http://www.9news.com/mobile/article/weather/weather-colorado/why-a-military-adviser-says-climate-change-is-threat-to-homeland-security/73-494413947?scroll=1008