This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news:
- Dozens of homes in Colorado over nearly 1,000 acres were threatened by a growing wildfire.
- Climate Central reported on the emerging “modeling gap” in U.S. weather forecasting could lead to great economic losses.
- A Senate spending proposal would increase NOAA weather satellite funding by over $100 million.
- In Hurricane Sandy-battered New Jersey, coastal homeowners are battling the government over beach construction projects. Many want dunes and built and beaches widened, but others fear losses of ocean views and further development.
- A British study found that the 2010-2011 East African drought -- which killed between 50,000 and 100,000 people -- can be at least partially blamed on climate change.
Check out photos of the week's extreme weather from around the world: