WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS
Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Dec 22, 2014
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is “caused” by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US and the waters surrounding it are experiencing warmer than normal temperatures: the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent enough rain from reaching California, where the drought continues.
Much of the areas surrounding the North Pole are experiencing much warmer than normal temperatures – not good news for our Arctic thermal shield of ice. Hotter than usual temperatures continue to dominate human habitats.
OO Climate Change Creates New Geography of Food
OO UN: Drought In Central America Has Pushed 2.5m People Into Food Insecurity
OO Climate Change In Nicaragua Pushes Farmers Into Uncertain World
OO Earth Faces Sixth ‘Great Extinction’ As a growing human population and climate change eats away vital habitats.
OO Peru’s Melting Glaciers A Deadly Threat As Temperatures Rise – with up to 40% of ice lost, water is filling existing lakes to the brim and spawning hundreds of new ones.
OO Developing Countries Need A Lot More Investment To Adapt To Climate Change
OO World’s Beaches Being Washed Away Due To Coastal Developmentincreasing, and ever higher sea walls to defend against fierce winter storms and rising sea levels, say two of the worlds’ leading marine geologists.
OO Rising Sea Levels Could Make Florida Residents ‘Climate Refugees’
OO Waters Warm, And Cod Catch Ebbs In Maine
OO Under Current Practices and Climate Change, Aquaculture Boom Is Unsustainable
OO Australia: National Agency Warns Of ‘$1 Trillion’ Natural Disasters Exposure
OO Warm Ocean Waters Boosting Typhoons, Record Heat
OO Reindeer Populations Declining Due To Climate Change, study finds.
OO California Animal Deaths Spike On Sierra Roads As Drought Hits Habitat sending bears and deer especially loping across roads and highways this fall, apparently searching for scarce food.
OO California’s Drought Probably Wasn’t Caused By Climate Change – But Worsened By It indicates new research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
OO Storm Pounds CA, But To The Drought, Just A Spritz
OO California Needs 11 Trillion Gallons of Water to Recover from Drought– ummm, that’s 11,000,000,000,000 gallons.
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For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week
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