WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS
Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 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 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 NASA: Earth Tops Hottest 12 Months On Record Again,
Thanks To Warm February
OO Arctic Sea Ice Dwindling Toward Record Winter Low
OO Land, Ocean Carbon Sinks Are Weakening,
Making Climate Action More Urgent
OO Hundreds Of Sick, Dying Sea Lion Pups
Are Washing Up On California’s Shores – as warmer waters have driven their food supplies away.
OO Why Fresh Water Shortages Will Cause The Next Great Global Crisis
OO Climate Change on International Disaster Talks Agenda
OO “Monster” Cyclone Pam Destroys Much Of Vanuatu,
Officials Blame Climate Change
A disappearing act? Concrete in southern California has contributed to the disappearance of cool, moist fog. Source http://www.geog.ucsb.edu
OO Southern California’s Concrete Contributes to Drought,
By Discouraging Coastal Fog
OO Washington State Rain No Cure For Drought,
Due To Bleak Snowpack – It is possible to have rain — lots of it — and still be plagued by drought.
OO Baked Alaska – If the Last Frontier is the canary in the climate coal mine, we’re in trouble.
OO Canada: Climate Change Spells End To Ice Hockey say experts.
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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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