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