Freak Weather Events to Become More Freaky

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which will be released in-full this month, warns that extreme weather events are almost certainly going to become more frequent and the costs of those events will continue to increase.

The final draft of the report from a panel of the world's top climate scientists paints a wild future for a world already weary of weather catastrophes costing billions of dollars. The report says costs will rise and perhaps some locations will become "increasingly marginal as places to live."

The report from the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be issued in a few weeks, after a meeting in Uganda. It says there is at least a 2-in-3 probability that climate extremes have already worsened because of man-made greenhouse gases.

Some locations will become "increasingly marginal places to live." Meaning it will make less and less sense to live there as the same areas experience massive floods on a yearly basis.

You don't have to be a climatologist to realize that freak weather events are becoming more common. 2011 has been a record setting year for tornadoes, snow, and flooding and the cost of recovery has been both a burden and, more recently, a political bargaining chip. Chances are virtually everyone reading this has experienced some sort of extreme weather in the last 12 months.

Will some areas of the country have to literally become uninhabitable before climate-change deniers wake up?

via MotherJones