CNBC Poll:  Is Climate Change Behind The Increase In  Stormy Weather?

Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report
Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

This year already has already been a record one for storm damage, and hurricane season has yet to yield a major storm. From blizzards to tornadoes to flooding to wild fires, deadly and destructive weather events appear to be happening more often.

Some say climate changeis partly responsible. The first recorded hurricane below the equator (Brazil) a few years ago helped spark the debate. Forecasts calling for more torrential though less frequent rainfalls, also reflect the climate-change theory.

Skeptics say our knowledge of weather patterns is too limited and our forecasting skills too crude to conclude there's been any substantive change.

Tell us what do you think?

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