WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS
Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 18, 2015
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, most of the US and the waters surrounding it are experiencing warmer than normal temperatures: the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.
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.
Expect More Damaging Extreme Weather for Central US Farming says a new analysis in the Journal of Geophysical Research. It’s not so much a change in the total amount of precipitation, but how it will be delivered: more intense rainstorms with longer, hotter and drier periods in between.
And that, says study author and scientist Keith Harding to meteorologist Paul Douglas , will make it more difficult for soils to retain enough moisture.
OO Climate Change Messing with Mother Nature’s Timetable
OO US Is On A Hot Streak : 18 Years of Above Average Temperatures – despite the cold snaps that have visited parts of the US each winter.
While the US Northeast Freezes, Much of the World Fries reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central. The US West, Canada, Australia, and a huge chunk of Eurasia, from the Mideast through central Russia, are experiencing abnormally warm temperatures, which add to the overall trend of record-breaking hot years and spots around the globe.
OO Yes, It’s Cold. Global Warming Is Still Real.
The most meaningful thing that this U.S. cold snap proves is that it is winter.
OO Hotter, Unfriendly Skies Could Decrease, Delay Flights
Miami Beach seaside mansion: the next Atlantis? Florida, New Orleans, New York, and other coastal areas will sustain trillions of dollars in damage as rising sea levels flood infrastructure.
Ines Hegedus-Garcia at Flickr.
OO 10 Riskiest Spots to Build Your Seaside Home
OO Prepare For Rising Migration Driven By Climate Change, governments were told by Norwegian Refugee Council, which monitors refugee levels worldwide.
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