Mon, 09/20/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Are the floods, fires and mudslides of the past summer indicators of climate change?
SUMMER OF 2010: FLOODS, FIRES AND MUDSLIDES
The summer of 2010 brought us some very dramatic weather extremes, from the monsoon flooding in Pakistan, and devastating mud slides in China, to the most intense heat wave and worst rash of forest fires that Russia has ever seen. Are these catastrophic events a sign that the impacts of climate change are already upon us? On this episode of Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with Oregon's State Climatologist, Phil Mote, about the significance of the historic floods and fires of the past summer, and what they portend for the future.