World Weather Trends

Archive Report

Disturbing Changes in Global Climate

Droughts, Floods, Stroms, Other Recent Phenomena

Weird Weather has plagued much of the nation and the world in recent years. Droughts, floods, blizzards, tornadoes, typhoons and hurricanes have hit with unusual fury in unexpected places. But most people considered these weather conditions to be abnormal and temporary. Instead, it now appears that the first half of the 20th century was blessed with unusually mild weather and that the global climate has begun returning to a harsher, but more normal, state.

For the long run, there is mounting evidence of a worldwide cooling trend. In the short run, regional weather patterns are likely to be erratic and unpredictable. Greatly complicating the world weather outlook is the little-understood impact of human activity—such as air ...

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