WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS
Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 16, 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 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.
OO Better Air Quality Helps Lungs Grow, Science Shows
OO Warming Spurt Looms is the ominous conclusion of a vast and growing body of research.
OO Climate Change Poses Serious Threats To Food Distribution and is already impacting it.
OO Human-Caused Warming Helped Trigger Syrian Conflict, Rise Of ISIS
OO Climate Change Aids Sex Trafficking in the overpopulated islands of Bangeladesh, where climate change worsens poverty, pushing women to fall for false marriage proposals and being lured, instead, into the sex trade.
OO California’s Terrifying Forecast Of Future: Droughts Almost Yearlysays a new study.
OO US Northwest: What A Record-Low Snowpack Means For Summer – it will probably affect salmon production, recreational activities, and later on, in drier areas, agriculture.
OO NOAA Announces Arrival Of El Niño,
2015 Poised To Beat 2014 For Hottest Year
OO Maps Show El Niño Won’t Help the West’s Water Woes
OO After Much Ado, El Niño Officially Declared
OO Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner, Faster
OO Once Again, A Record-Hot Winter for California
OO Drought Weakens the Amazon’s Ability to Capture Carbon
OO Florida: Rising Seas Threaten Rare Everglades Plants say researchers
YOU CAN ACT
OO You Can Stop the Keystone Pipeline
*** Climate Action Across America, March 27 – April 12 ***
Join in: meet with your Congressional representatives, Senators, or their staff about the urgent need for climate action. This is during their Easter recess when they are scheduled to be home meeting with people in their districts. Bring along friends, and be some of those people!
Share your message with the public – letting them know that people across our country are speaking up for climate action, and urging them to contact their elected officials to support climate action.
Share the Facebook page for Climate Action Across America
On Twitter, use the hash tag, #ClimateActionAcrossAmerica.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2016!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week
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