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bjbjLULU JUDY WOODRUFF: Some of the biggest stories of 2011 involved extreme weather that wreaked havoc in many states and cities. As the year comes to a close, it’s sparking plenty of discussion in the world of science about the causes and meaning of those events. Hari Sreenivasan explores all that following some background. HARI

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Extreme weather has become a major problem in Solís. Sandstorms bury settlements in the desert, tropical storms plague the rainforest, blizzards batter the Alpine , and tornados swirl through alleys in the grasslands. But unlike other games that typically use weather for visual effect, Just Cause 4’s weather are real physical simulations that can affect

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*Intro theme* Tonight: climate change. Every scientist says we’re making things worse, but some people are like “Nuh-uh! Wasn’t us! Didn’t do it! *fart noise*” The debate rages on. Real Estate. With sea levels rising, we’ll tell you which flyover states are about to have prime beachfront property. Wildfires! Everyone knows they’re cool, but one

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– [Narrator] They begin life as ghosts, gently coursing through a solitary existence, but slowly, their gentility turns to rage. They grow larger and larger, hurling and twisting, and desperately reaching down from the sky, and what began as an invisible shade is turned into a monster. (foreboding music) Tornadoes are powerful spinning columns of

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