Whither Weather This Week: Drought Spreads, and More!

WHITHER WEATHER

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OO The Explosive Growth of California’s Drought in 1 Chart

OO Drought Now Covers Every Last Inch Of California

OO Study Links California Drought To Global Warming

OO Climate Change Threatens California’s Air Quality, Report Says

Meanwhile, back east…. OO Deadly Tornado Outbreak, and a “stalled hurricane”

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A washed out highway in Pensacola FL after 2 feet of rain fell, bringing floods and deaths. Source: @oliverrhudy1 at WeatherNation facebook.

OO Extreme Whiplash: California Wildfires to Biblical Floods Out East – Pensacola, FL got extreme rainfall, floods and death as a severe thunderstorm stalled over it, dumping 2 feet of water in one day.

Paul Douglas, WeatherNation meteorologist, noted (personal communication) that “Ironically, these severe T-storms … soaked up some of the moisture that should have helped to spawn tornadoes over Alabama … they also disrupted the low level wind flow, making large tornadoes less likely. But Pensacola paid the price instead.”

In this brave new world of climate change, folks, someone is always going to pay the price…

OO Hot West, Cold East May Be The Norm As World Warms

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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