WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS
Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 22, 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, much of the US is experiencing colder than normal temperatures, while surrounded by abnormally warm waters. The increased moisture from the warm waters combines with the cold to produce record breaking blizzards in the northeast. Meanwhile, the abnormally warm eastern Pacific continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.
Much of the areas surrounding the North Pole, and the North Pole itself 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 Extreme Climate Change Tops List of How Civilization Will Most Likely End in a report created by Oxford scientists based on research. The other 11 global risks include everything but the obvious: too many people, which fuels many of the named risks.
OO Pennsylvania Vs. Climate Change: Lyme Disease Becomes Epidemic
OO Climate Change Threatens Future Of Australian Outdoor Summer Sport
OO Researchers: Rising Sea Levels Having Effects At Kennedy Space Center
OO South America: Changes In Lakes Warning Signs Of Climate Change on other parts of the world, say researchers.
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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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