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Minn. Group Report Warns of Global Warming Impacts

Posted at: 04/09/2013 10:54 PM
Updated at: 04/09/2013 11:01 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
ahoglund@wdio.com

A Minnesota environmental research group is warning of the negative effects they say global warming will have on the weather.

A report from the Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center says 4 of 5 Americans live in areas impacted by weather disasters in the last 6 years, according to the group's Michelle Hesterberg.

In a news conference at Duluth's Civic Center Tuesday morning, Hesterberg said according to scientists, global warming will make, for example, hot temperatures hotter, hurricanes more powerful and heavy rainfall more intense and frequent.

"With global warming bringing likely even more extreme weather in the future, we need to cut dangerous carbon pollution now," Hesterberg said.

Hesterberg said that pollution comes from cars, trucks and power plants and said it's fueling global warming. She said scientists can't point to global warming as the reason for specific storms, but said it is linked to severe weather trends.