Climate change pumps up risk of severe storms

September 23, 2013 10:34 PM

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Climate change pumps up risk of severe storms

Springtime severe thunderstorms could increase by as much as 40% over the eastern USA.

Deadly and destructive thunderstorms -- and the violent tornadoes they produce -- are forecast to see a "robust" increase across parts of the U.S. in upcoming decades because of climate change, says a new, first-of-its-kind study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science...

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