Climate Change Risks: Birds Decline, Long Droughts, and More!

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

OO As Temperatures Rise, Britain Is Losing Its Waterbirds But birds in the U.S. are also being affected.

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Record-Setting Drought Intensifies in Parched California reports Andrea Tompson at Climate Central. While the drought can’t be directly linked to climate change, the warming of the planet is expected to make already dry places drier. And future droughts could be even worse.

OO California Is Now Experiencing Its Most Severe Drought Ever Recorded The majority of the state is now in the worst category of drought conditions.

OO Governor Brown Declares State Of Emergency As Wildfires Consume California “We’re seeing fire behavior we wouldn’t normally see until September.”

OO Climate Change May Increase the Number of Hawaiian Hurricanes A new modeling study indicates a 2-3 fold increase by 2100.

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OO No Record, But 2014 Summer Arctic Sea Ice Will be Among 10 Lowest Recorded – allowing much more heat to be absorbed globally by the dark waters that replace previous ice cover.

OO Derailments May Increase as ‘Sun Kinks’ Buckle Tracks

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The Great Lakes toxic algae bloom that affected Toledo, Ohio.

Toledo’s Toxic Algae Bloom Fits with Climate Trends reports Brian Kahn atClimate Central. The bloom caused a ban on drinking water in Toledo for two days. Climate change could make the Great Lakes’ harmful algae blooms more toxic and last longer.

Other Major US Water Supplies, Economies, Threatened by Toxic Bloomsinclude spots in New York, Kansas, California and elsewhere reports Emily Atkin atClimate Progress. The EPA defines these blooms as major environmental problems in all 50 states.

OO Warming Seawaters Behind Rise In Deadly Flesh-Eating Bacteria In US

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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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