The Age of “Global Weirding”
The term Global Weirding was recently coined by the media in light of the increasing frequency of extreme and damaging weather events. Most leading scientists now agree that the cause of these events is rising emissions of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2).1 From severe drought in Texas to catastrophic flooding in Pakistan to the disappearance of the permanent Arctic ice pack, not only do increasingly extreme weather events have significant negative economic impacts, but rising sea levels from a warming planet have the potential to displace millions from coastal areas.
Ultimately, the climate change problem can only be solved by stabilizing, and eventually reducing, atmospheric CO2 levels3.
2National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
3Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)