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  • stevemcqueen7890 stevemcqueen7890 Jul 11, 2013 11:48 AM Flag

    Today's CO2 Report - The world faces more thunder and lightening.


    More intense thunderstorms combined with damaging winds are expected to occur because of climate change, according to speakers at the seventh European Conference on Severe Storms being held in Helsinki, Finland.

    But because thunderstorms are small in size on the scale of existing climate models it is not possible to tell whether they will also lead to more tornadoes and larger size hail – two of the most damaging problems associated with severe storms.

    In a warmer world, increases in surface temperature and moisture create conditions for thunderstorms becoming more intense – and more frequent, researchers say.

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