TORNADO OUTBREAK-December '21 Connection to Climate Change?
In the early evening of December 10th, massive tornado activity hit six states in the South and Midwest: Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Many people are still missing and 80+ people are known to have died, along with scores of farm animals & wildlife. Vegetation of all kinds was destroyed, trees & crops, and nearly every home in some areas was damaged or destroyed. Most of us have seen the pictures and videos of destruction, and listened to the stories of survivors.
Members of our UU Fellowship send messages of hope and love to all those who are frightened and grieving by the events of this past weekend.
Researchers say that in recent years, tornadoes seem to be occurring in greater “clusters” and that the so-called tornado alley in the Great Plains — where most tornadoes occur — appears to be shifting eastward. That makes predicting when and where tornadoes will occur ever more difficult.
One thing we know for certain is that we live in a warmer, wetter world thanks to climate change, and this is likely to have an effect on extreme weather events, including tornadoes.
So let's continue to help in any ways possible, because that's what decent people do. AND let's understand why Climate Change is truly a Climate Crisis, and we all need to participate in resolving it before it's too late.
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