November 12, 2012.
70% of Venice, Italy, Flooded While CIA-Financed Climate Change Study Warns of Increasing Weather Perils.
“We’re saying climate extremes are going to be more frequent,
and Hurricane Sandy was an example of what that could mean.
We’re also saying it could get a whole lot worse than that.”
– John D. Steinbruner, Ph.D., Director,
Center for Int’l. and Security Studies, Univ. of Maryland,
Lead Author, CIA’s National Research Council Study
Also 70 percent of Italy’s Venice has flooded after severe
rains and winds with sea levels reaching a peak of five
feet (1.5 meters) above normal. In Tuscany, around 200 people
were evacuated as floods and mudslides threatened homes.