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A Tornado's Path

a super-tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma leaving a path of destruction

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Saturday, June 8, 2013/Categories: natural history, photography, climate change

An F5 tornado with winds estimated at over 200 mph hit Moore, Oklahoma in mid-May.

The massive twister remained on the ground for almost 40 minutes, moved along a 17-mile-long path, was responsible for 24 deaths, and so far has accounted for more than $2 billion in property damages.

F5 Tornado Path, Moore, OK, 5-20-13  (credit: NASA)

While climate change may not be directly related to a single weather event, all predictive models of a changing climate changing from increased atmospheric CO2, share one collusion in common---that the intensity and frequency of storms will increase.

The poor folks of Moore, OK are picking up the pieces of their lives again after have experienced two super-storms in less than 10 years, no matter what the causal factors.


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