Water Bandits in Dry India, $2.4 Trillion in Climate Costs So Far, and More!

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Rising Costs:

OO Weather Disasters Have Cost the Globe $2.4 Trillion

Rising Global Heat:

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OO NOAA State Of The Climate In 2013: ‘Our Planet Is Becoming A Warmer Place’

OO Planet is Running a Temp: State of the Climate ‘Check-Up’

OO Planet’s Hottest June On Record Follows Hottest May

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A rose colored world? No, all those rosy oceans are at above average temperatures…NOAA

OO Driven by Ocean Heat, World Sets Mark for Hottest June

OO Hottest March-June On Record Globally reports Japan Meteorological Agency

Drought and Wildfires:

OO Multiple Wildfires Burn Through Washington state, Destroying 150 Homes

OO Oregon, Washington Declare States Of Emergency As Wildfires Spread

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An aerial view of a wildfire in the Canadian Northwest territories. Credit NWTFire, Facebook

OO Canada: Fires in NW Territories in Line with ‘Unprecedented’ Burn

California Dryin’

OO Six Months In and Sizzling California Sets Record

OO Groundwater Is Drought Lifeline for California Farmers

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OO For First Time, California Gets Ready For Mandatory Water Restrictions

OO Drought Hinders California’s Emissions Goals – drying up a major source of clean energy: hydroelectric dams.

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OO The Great American Oyster Collapse in the US northwest is tied to acidifying oceanic waters that prevent oyster larvae from developing shells – and the acidifying waters are tied to climate change.
OO Interactive: 1,001 Blistering Future US Summers
OO Chilling Map Shows Boston With A 7.5-Foot Coastal Flood

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OO Typhoon Rammasun Hits South China Sea, Killing 55, Injuring 100

OO Warmer Ocean Waters Transform A Typhoon Into A Super Typhoon

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Photo Amit Dave, Reuters

OO Dry North India: Armed Bandits Extorting Water From Locals as the 7-year monsoonal drought makes it a scarce precious commodity.

OO India: Extreme Floods Create Climate Change Widows as extreme rain storms sweep away their farming husbands high up in remote mountain villages. The villagers have never heard the words “climate change” but know that change is underway.

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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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