Risings Risks: Australia Bakes Itself, Insurers Get Wise and Out, and More!


OO Australia: Spring Heat Wave Breaks Records Across Country – the irony is, it’s literally fueling the global warming fires that help bake it, by exporting coal. A country that doesn’t need to be told to go to hell — it’s creating its own.

OO Pentagon: Global Warming Poses ‘Immediate Risk’ To US National Security

AP/Julio Cortez
As continued climate change guarantees more disasters like this but people fail to act to prevent it, insurers are wisely deciding not to pay for it.

OO Insurers Retreating from Covering Increasing Weather Disastersworldwide, reveals a new study.

Lake Oroville, CA, an important reservoir, is drying up as the drought continues.

OO CA Heads for Warmest Year As Drought Hangs On

OO Unsafe Groundwater Adds To California Drought Misery – as decimated surface water supplies force more Californians to use groundwater, which is unsafe for nearly 800,000 residents, says the state’s water resources control board.

Credit ABC15news

OO Climate Change Will Worsen Bushfire Season
says a new report; it predicts the economic cost of fires will triple by 2050 and urges reduction in carbon emissions.

ForestWander at Wikimedia Commons

OO Climate Change Could Ruin Fall Color Shows For US and dry up hundreds of millions of tourist dollars for the economies of particularly colorful areas.

Changing climate is enabling more unseasonable weather that spells disaster in the Himalayas.
Credit Ryszard Pawlowski at Wikimedia Commons

OO Himalayas: Unseasonal Blizzard Results in Trekking Disaster – with 32 dead and 35 missing.


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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