WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS
Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 4, 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 Extreme Heat and Heavy Rain Events Expected to Double by 2100 due to climate change, says a new analysis.
OO Since First Earth Day, U.S. Temps Have Been Rising
OO At $24 Trillion, Oceans Are World’s 7th-Largest Economy –
But Its Resources Are Eroding due to over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said.
OO Viral Blight Could Ravage Earth’s Wheat,
Aided By Rising Greenhouse Gases
OO Nearly Half of Biggest Investors Expose Their Assets To Climate Change and “gamble” on companies heavily exposed to environmental risks, says a new report.
OO Africa: Migrant Tragedies Will Worsen With Climate Change
OO Brazil: Drought Blamed For Upsurge In Dengue Fever
OO India: Farmers Commit Suicide As Crops Fail From Bad Weather and debts mount.
OO A Sea Dries, Exposing a Toxic Bomb of accumulated toxic pollution that the wind can now distribute.
OO ‘Explosive’ Wildfires Are Already Out Of Control
— Months Before Fire Season
OO Dry, Warm Conditions Keep California’s National Forests Parched
OO Nine More Ways The State Has To Change Its Water Ways – use wastewater, smart meters to fine violators, tiered pricing, and stop using up our aquifers, for starters.
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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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