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Headlines: Impacts: Catastrophic Weather

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2006: Drought, Floods, and Broken Records

The Australian Alps had the thinnest and shortest snow season since at least 1982. Planet Earth had its sixth hottest year on record and a deluge of severe record-breaking weather, according to a new report.

Anna Salleh (ABC News | 14 Dec 2006)

2006 Warmest Year in Netherlands in 300 Years

DE BILT, Netherlands - This year is on track to be the warmest in the Netherlands since temperatures were first measured in 1706, the Dutch meteorological institute KNMI said on Tuesday, linking the record with global warming.

Anna Mudeva (Reuters | 13 Dec 2006)

Fake Snow in Alps, Moscow Blooms: Green Christmas?

Alpine ski resorts are churning out artificial snow, daisies are flowering by the Kremlin in Moscow and retailers are fretting that Europeans are simply too warm to go Christmas shopping with a record mild winter.

Laura MacInnis (Reuters | 13 Dec 2006)

Global Warming Threatens to Put Spanish Ski Resorts Out of Business

Global warming is threatening to put ski resorts out of business in Spain, where nearly all ski slopes are closed for lack of snow, the daily El Pais reported Tuesday. The Pyrenees only have a quarter of the amount of snow which is usual for the beginning of December, and the situation is similar in other wintersport areas.

DPA (German Press Agency | 5 Dec 2006)

Rockies' Snowpack Shrinking

The Rocky Mountains are seeing more rain than snow at the start and end of winter, an indication of global warming, an expert said.

Paul Foy (Associated Press | 1 Dec 2006)

Dutch Bask in Warmest Autumn in Three Centuries

The autumn of 2006 has been the warmest in the Netherlands for over 300 years, 12.5 percent hotter than the previous year which was already a record, meteorologists said.

AFP (Agence France Press | 20 Nov 2006)

Weather Will Get More Extreme, Study Predicts

The world especially the Western United States, the Mediterranean region and Brazil will likely suffer more extended droughts, heavy rainfalls and longer heat waves over the next century because of global warming, a new study forecasts.

MSNBC (MSNBC | 14 Nov 2006)

The Century Of Drought

Drought threatening the lives of millions will spread across half the land surface of the Earth in the coming century because of global warming, according to new predictions from Britains leading climate scientists.

Michael McCarthy (The Independent | 4 Oct 2006)

It Never Rains, But it Pours a Lot More

Scotland is suffering four times more long spells of rain than it did 30 years ago, a study has revealed. All of Britain is getting wetter, according to researchers, who say it is further evidence of global warming.

Hayley Fowler (The Daily Record | 5 Sep 2006)

Northeast Floods Stir Global Warming Debate

Images of swamped homes in the U.S. Northeast deepened suspicions over global warming, giving ammunition to scientists and others who say greenhouse gas-spewing cars and factories are fueling extreme weather.

Jason Szep (Reuters | 29 Jun 2006)

Global warming Will Have Dire Effects

Thanks in part to Al Gores new movie, more and more people know that heat-trapping pollution is warming the planet. Last year tied 1998 as the hottest year on record followed closely by 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Frances Beinecke (New York Daily News | 1 Jun 2006)

2 Studies Link Global Warming to Greater Power of Hurricanes

Climate researchers at Purdue University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology separately reported new evidence yesterday supporting the idea that global warming is causing stronger hurricanes.

John Schwartz (The New York Times | 31 May 2006)

Report: 5 NJ Coastal Landmarks at Risk From Global Warming

TRENTON, N.J. -- By the end of the century, gamblers may be pulling up to Atlantic City casinos in gondolas instead of tour buses if the predictions of a New Jersey citizens group are correct.

Beth DeFalco (Newsday | 25 May 2006)

Experts: Global warming behind 2005 hurricanes

MONTEREY, California (Reuters) - The record Atlantic hurricane season last year can be attributed to global warming, several top experts, including a leading U.S. government storm researcher, said on Monday.

Thom Akeman (Reuters | 25 Apr 2006)

In Phoenix, Even Cactuses Wilt in Clutches of Record Drought

Thursday began like the 141 days before it, sunny and crisp, dust settling everywhere except on the record set again for the number of days without rain.

Michael Wilson (The New York Times | 10 Mar 2006)

Glacier Melt Could Signal Faster Rise in Ocean Levels

Greenlands glaciers are melting into the sea twice as fast as previously believed, the result of a warming trend that renders obsolete predictions of how quickly Earths oceans will rise over the next century, scientists said yesterday.

Shankar Vedantam (The Washington Post | 17 Feb 2006)

Alarm over dramatic weakening of Gulf Stream

Slowing of current by a third in 12 years could bring more extreme weather Temperatures in Britain likely to drop by one degree in next decade

Ian Sample, science correspondent (the Guardian | 1 Dec 2005)

Study Links Hurricanes to Global Warming

An increase in the ferocity of hurricanes around the globe over the last 35 years may be attributable to global warming, a new report states.

Amanda Gardner ( | 15 Sep 2005)

North America, Gulf Coast - Super Hurricanes on stereroids

Super-powerful hurricanes now hitting the United States are the smoking gun of global warming, one of Britains leading scientists believes.

SGW ( | 16 Nov 2005)