“[…] a marked increase in the number of weather-related events. For instance, globally, loss-related floods have more than tripled since 1980, and windstorm natural catastrophes more than doubled, with particularly heavy losses from Atlantic hurricanes. This rise cannot be explained without global warming. Worldwide, 2010 has been the warmest year since records began over 130 years ago.”
This supports the argument that we will see more frequent and more intense extreme weather events from climate change, such as floods, droughts, and storms. It also clearly stresses the need for pro-active adaptation. Pro-active adaptation refers to anticipatory strategies that help build capacity to deal with the future impacts of climate change. These strategies acknowledge that certain impacts of climate change are inevitable due to historic greenhouse gas emissions.
Truth and the global warming religion don’t mix. We are approaching 1,000 days since any hurricane hit the US. The longest hurricane free spell since before the Civil War. The 1990s was one of the quietest decades on record for Atlantic hurricanes. HadCRUT, UAH and RSS all have 1998 as the warmest year.