Bill McKibben: Devastating Extreme Weather is Linked to Human Caused-Climate Change (Democracy Now!)

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"We are making the world a more violent and dynamic place ... that is what global warming is about," says environmentalist Bill McKibben on Democracy Now! May 26. So far, 2011 has already become the deadliest year for tornado outbreaks in the United States since 1953 with more than 500 people killed. While audiences are seeing the warning "severe weather" increasingly flash across TV screens, little connection has been made to the role humans have played in driving climate change. McKibben
is the founder of the grassroots climate campaign and has a new article out called, "A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Never!" He is also the author of many books including, "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet."

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