Extreme weather: The new normal?

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On Monday, when a devastating tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., the mile-wide twister traveled for 20 miles with wind speeds up to 200 mph and was on the ground for 40 minutes. Officials say the latest death toll now stands at 24 people and rescue teams are still sifting through the wreckage.

Between Oklahoma’s recent tornadoes, record-breaking heat and drought, the escalation of wildfires and the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, it’s becoming more apparent that extreme weather has become the new normal.

On Tuesday, Andrew Revkin, senior fellow for Environmental Understanding and writer for the New York Times’Dot Earth”blog joined NOW with Alex Wagner to discuss the latest news out of Oklahoma and how communities can better prepare themselves for future environmental disaster.

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Extreme weather: The new normal?

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