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Report Blames Climate Change for Severe Winter

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 6:15 am

A report from the National Wildlife Federation is blaming climate change on the unusually cold, wet winter seen in Iowa. The group says communities need to take new trends into account when planning for snow and ice removal, flood management and tourism. Climatologist Amanda Staudt is the report’s author. She says the variable winter weather will have a number of impacts on towns and cities as well as wildlife. Staudt says the analysis of weather trends highlights the importance of cutting carbon pollution.