California Water Restrictions, Arctic Gas Threat, and More!

WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS

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Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 13, 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.

Natural Repercussions:

OO Long-Awaited ‘Jump’ In Global Warming Now Appears ‘Imminent’

OO Southeast Asia Faces Increasingly Intense Climate Events: Analysts

OO Arctic Could Become A Major New Source Of Carbon Emissionsconfirm scientists.

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US Navy satellite

OO Typhoons Are Starting Early This Season: A Big One Targets The Philippines
“Maysak is already the third typhoon of the year, setting a record for the most typhoons so early in the year.”

California Dryin’:

OO Gov. Brown Orders California’s First Mandatory Water Restrictions – ordering towns, cities to cut water use 25% — not nearly enough th address the real water hogs, agriculture and fracking.

OO California Is Rationing Water Use For First Time Thanks To Climate Change

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OO California Drought Is Preview Of Future Global Warming Mega-Droughts

OO California Facing Extreme Heat Waves And Rising Seas – a new study on global warming suggests the worst is yet to come for the state.

More Social Repercussions:

OO Climate Change Makes Droughts In Australia Worse – with serious ramifications for people’s health and the agriculture industry, warns the a new Climate Council report, with supporting data.

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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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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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