Posted on Saturday, 19 November, 2011 | 57 comments| News tip by: zenfahr
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The flooding in Thailand and the drought in Texas could be a sign of things to come, warn climatologists.
A panel of climate scientists have warned that we must be ready for an increasing amount of "extreme weather" due to global warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report emphasising the dangers of what is to come with more heat waves, floods, storms and droughts to be expected over the next few decades.
"Think of the Texas drought, floods in Thailand and Russia's devastating heat waves as coming attractions in a warming world."