Rising Risks of Climate Change: Super Typhoon, Dark Snow, and More!

RISING RISKS

Extreme Weather:

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Super Typhoon Neoguri, as seen from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/ Astronaut Reid Wiseman.

OO ‘Once In Decades’ Super Typhoon Neoguri Nears Japan, Nuclear Power Plants

OO Super Typhoon Neoguri: 5 Stormy Facts

OO First US 2014 Hurricane Arthur Spawns Rain, Lightning, and a Horizontal Tornado also known as a dorecho.

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Credit James Gathany

OO Global Warming To Worsen 8 Summer Miseries, From Poison Ivy To Allergies to biting insects and pollutions says a new report.

OO Dangerous Tropical Disease Spreading Like Wildfire Across Caribbeanand
with increasingly warmer conditions caused by climate change, scientists worry Chikungunya fever’s next stop is the United States.

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Loss of grazing fish, such as this Stoplight Parrot Fish, in the Caribbean is driving the decline of these coral reefs. Wikipedia.

OO Caribbean Coral Reefs ‘Will be Lost Within 20 Years’ due to loss of grazing fish to overfishing and pollution, BUT reversing this would increase reefs’ resiliency to climate change, says a new report.

OO Climate-Resilient But Less Nutritious Crops To Increase Malnutrition, scientists say.

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Bryce Canyon National Park. Credit James Gordon at Flickr.

OO Climate Change Under Way at National Parks says new federal report.

OO Climate Change Comes To National Parks: Melting Glaciers, Dying Trees. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees the impact of climate change at just about every national park she visits.

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Wildfires are increasing in the US west with increasing global warming.
Credit Matt Granz at twitter, Sacramento National Weather Service.

OO Napa Wildfire Burns As Drought Wallops California

OO Engineers Warn UK Infrastructure at Risk from Climate

OO UK Future Food Security Threatened By Complacency, Leaders Warn

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Credit Henrik Egede Lassen, Alpha Film

OO Dark Snow: From Arctic To Himalayas, It Is Accelerating Glacier Melting – industrial dust and soil, blown thousands of miles, settle on ice sheets and add to rising sea level threat.

OO No Country Will Escape Climate Impacts, Warns UK Ministry Of Defence

OO Pakistan Faces ‘Environmental Cataclysm’ Warn Officials

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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