January 1, 2009 — Research Meteorologists found that the temperature changes brought on by global warming are significant enough to cause an increase in the occurrence of severe storms. Severe storms are those that cause flooding, have damaging winds, hail and could cause tornados. Their study revealed that by the end of this century, the number of days that favor severe storms could more than double certain locations, such as Atlanta and New York. Researchers also found that this increase would occur during typical stormy seasons and not during dry seasons when it may be beneficial.http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2009/0109-global_warming_causes_severe_storms.htm For another perspective on the severe weather see this related story:
Question: If corporations are willing to spend billions attempting to water down and defeat legislation on climate change, then why shouldn't they also be just as eager to pay for the clean up after tornadoes and hurricanes and floods? Tea Party events - sponsored by Koch through organizations like Americans for Prosperity- are demanding limited government, reduced taxes but who then is going to pay for the clean up, the search and rescue the rebuilding, the maintenance of flood plain levies, disaster preparedness, early warning sirens?