Not long ago they experienced a drought and now the Spring rains are the enemy. Flooding threatens farms and towns along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. It has also been forecast that the high water will continue into next month. It is so bad that they have to build a wall with sand bags in . . . → Read More: From drought to floods
The world is most at risk from the lingering financial crisis, deflecting attention from climate change at a time of increasing extreme weather events, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report. A survey of over 1,000 experts and industry leaders has identified the top two most prevalent global risks to be severe . . . → Read More: Global Risks in 2013: The Davos Barometer
Hurricane Sandy is a Category 1 hurricane carrying 80-mile-per-hour winds on the East Coast, affecting a region of about 50 million people. States that are in the path of the hurricane are Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina.
Millions . . . → Read More: Hurricane Sandy
Algae in Greenland lake bouncing back after deep freeze, study finds.
Kate Andries, National Geographic News October 17, 2012 Populations of microscopic algae, called diatoms, have been absent from the lake Kaffeklubben for over 2,000 years. But a new study has found that the diatoms are returning, thanks to global warming.
“It’s a pure climate . . . → Read More: Northernmost Lake Resurrected Due to Warming
George Herald NATIONAL NEWS – The South African Weather Service is continuing to monitor the weather system that is expected to cause a range of extreme weather conditions over the majority of South Africa for the next few days.
The cause of the extreme weather conditions is the combination of a well-defined cut-off low pressure . . . → Read More: Extreme weather conditions continue South Africa
By The Associated Press and NBC News staff
The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can’t be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist.
The research by a . . . → Read More: Blame blistering heat waves on global warming, study says
By Miguel Llanos, NBC News
Three satellites found that 97% of Greenland — the land mass second only to Antarctica for its volume of ice — underwent a thaw never before seen in 33 years of satellite tracking, NASA reported Tuesday.
Satellite experts at first didn’t trust their readings, especially since they showed an incredible . . . → Read More: Ice melt found across 97% of Greenland, satellites show
By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com
A massive landslide sent tons of rock and debris tumbling more than five miles down a glacier in Alaska, the National Park Service reported in an event that could be yet another sign of a warming world.
Located in a remote area of Glacier Bay National Park, the slide was so . . . → Read More: 5-mile-long landslide in Alaska national park; warming eyed as possible culprit
Endless global conferences with progressively weakening outcomes are lessening hope that global temperature increases can be reined in at 2degrees Celsius. And companies, the biggest polluters, are doing little to help.
Although a 2degrees Celsius does not sound like much, try growing a fickle plant when your spring is 2degrees Celsius warmer, or . . . → Read More: Countdown to climate meltdown
How Environmentalists are Overlooking Vegetarianism as the Most Effective Tool Against Climate Change in Our Lifetimes by Noam Mohr
The environmental community rightly recognizes global warming as one of the gravest threats to the planet. Global temperatures are already higher than they’ve ever been in at least the past millennium, and the increase is . . . → Read More: Vegetarianism; A Global Warming Strategy