Hat tip Think Progress, an interactive time line of extreme events.
Click on the following link – just brilliant:
So how bad has it really been? Below we have put together a timeline of extreme climate and weather events in 2012. We have by no means attempted to be comprehensive in listing events, but have aimed to include some of the most significant occurrences this year. Please let us know through the comment section if we are missing some, as we plan to update the timeline periodically.
However it is missing quite a few events which I’ve listed under “The new normal” series:
- Burma monsoon causes 85,000 to flee
- European fires, 9 dead in Spain
- 850,000 forced to flee in Philippines floods
- Extreme Greenland melt
- Extreme drought in Kazakhstan
- Petermann glacier breaks again
- North and South Korean record drought
- A year’s worth of rain fell on one of Japan’s islands
- Siberia burns, smoke reaches Canada
- Millions displaced in Indian floods
Because all these record-breaking extremes are just that – the new normal.