Tag Archives: extreme heat

Accelerating to a Low Carbon Future, Solar Surges, and More!

  Time to Accelerate to a Low Carbon Future says Al Gore, the former vice president, in Rolling Stone. Rather than let despair paralyze us, we must accelerate the revolution in affordable clean energy that is unfolding around the world. SOLAR SAILS ON… … Continue reading

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The Economic Threat of Climate Change: ‘Business-as-Usual Is Actually Radical Risk-Taking’

The Economic Threat of Climate Change: ‘Business-as-Usual Is Actually Radical Risk-Taking’ says a new hard-hitting report, Risky Business, reports Jim Montgomery at Greentechmedia. The bipartisan report, advised by Michael Bloomberg, ex Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and others, emphasizes how climate change will wreck millions of … Continue reading

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2012 Signs of Climate Change Shadow UN Climate Meeting

World climate change negotiators faced warnings from a string of extreme weather events around the globe, showing urgent action on emission cuts is needed, as they opened new talks in Bangkok recently, reports Apilaporn Vechakij for Agence France Presse. The … Continue reading

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Record Summer Heat, Wildfires in Siberia

Forests and bog land in far eastern Russia have been burning since the beginning of June 2012, reports the National Atmospheric and Space Administration website. Contributing to these record fires have been the record temperatures of this past Siberian summer, … Continue reading

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Climate Change Got You Down? Take the Clean Energy Voting Pledge

“Whew, pass me another beer, bro. Man, this heat… and didja hear that food prices are going up soon, thanks to all that drought?  What? You say there’s something I can do about it?” Yeah, Wilber, there is.  It’s voting … Continue reading

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Odds Are, Climate Change Is Happening – Study

The top climate scientist at the National Atmospheric and Space Administration, James Hansen, has produced a new study showing that the record-breaking type of heat hammering the US and the planet in recent years is normally so rare that its … Continue reading

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Record Colorado Wildfire Just the Beginning – Study

As the West has warmed and dried over the past 30 years, fire seasons have grown ever more apocalyptic with new records for damage and devastation, as the recent Colorado Waldo Canyon wildfire showed, reports Tom Yulsman at the Daily … Continue reading

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Extreme US Heat Fuels Extreme Thunderstorms

An intense heat wave broke hundreds of heat records in more than a dozen states on Friday, spawning one of the most damaging severe thunderstorm events seen in years, reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. At least 3 million Americans, … Continue reading

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High US Heat, and a Zombie Hurricane

Temperatures in the northeast US soared into the upper 90s and 100s late last week reports Associated Press at the Washington Post, sending heat stressed people into emergency rooms.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s maximum daily US temperature map, … Continue reading

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Pace of Global Warming Accelerating Dramatically in US

A new report published by Climate Central, The Heat is On, shows that the pace of global warming in the US has accelerated dramatically in the past 40 years. It coincided with the time when the effect of greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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