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Currently — November 15th, 2021

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Jeff Berardelli
Tornadoes strike Long Island and Connecticut in rare November storm - Abnormally warm waters off the Northeast coast played a part. The waters in this region are warming faster than the vast majority of the global oceans.
Record warm temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean helped to spur several rare November tornadoes in the Northeast U.S. this weekend. In Connecticut and Long Island, NY there is no record of a November tornado ever before. 
These storms come after a particularly active month in the Northeast, which usually sees about two tornadoes a year. Five tornado warnings were issued just on Saturday. This trend is expected to continue as climate change warms the Atlantic further and acts as fuel for the storms.
CBS News
Strong winds and hail blew through portions of Long Island, New York on Saturday afternoon as the National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that an EF-0 tornado touched down and traveled through multiple communities and damaged some businesses.
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At #COP26, education advocates are calling attention to how extreme weather, intensified by climate change, disadvantages girls + young women in low income countries compared to boys. They say more needs to be done to address this: @malala @MalalaFund
Girls and young women are disproportionately affected by extreme weather events, particularly in middle-to-low income countries. As climate change propels these extreme weather events girls and young women will feel the worse of its impact. 
COP26 hosted a panel about education and gender equality where Malala Yousafzai spoke about her international non-profit organization— the Malala Fund. The organization estimates that climate-related events prevented at least 4 million girls in lower-income countries from finishing their education in 2021. Those numbers are expected to increase as climate-driven extreme weather becomes more frequent and intense. 
Climate change is considered a “threat multiplier” to the inequality girls and women already face. Women and girls are more likely to skip school to assist after extreme weather events and are more likely to put their health on the line when there is a lack of resources. 
These numbers and examples are a reminder that the most vulnerable are almost always the most affected in the face of environmental disaster and should be at the forefront of our climate change solutions. — Abbie Veitch
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