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“Day After Tomorrow” scenario in the US: Does this mean Global Warming is a hoax?

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In the last days of 2017, when much of the Eastern and Midwest US states were in the grip of a cold snap which eventually led to a “winter hurricane” known to meteorologists as a “bomb cyclone”, President Trump didn’t miss an opportunity to mock the science of global warming. Continue reading “Day After Tomorrow” scenario in the US: Does this mean Global Warming is a hoax?

U.S. hurricanes and the “Butterfly effect”

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Africa: the source of U.S. hurricanes?

 “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” The thought-provoking title of the breakthrough presentation given in 1972 by meteorologist Edward N. Lorenz at the 139th Meeting of the American Association for the Advacement of Science (AAAS) sounds as prophetic as ever, after 42 years. Continue reading U.S. hurricanes and the “Butterfly effect”

Italian heat

Fierce sunshine in Verona, northeastern Italy
Fierce March sunshine in Verona, northeastern Italy

Temperatures are on the rise; this winter season in Italy was the second warmest since 1800. According with data recently published by the Italian Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate (ISAC) of the National Research Council (CNR), the average temperature during this winter was 1.8° C higher than the average winter temperatures during the 1971-2000 interval. Continue reading Italian heat