Dry Conditions, then Tumbleweed Invaded Town

Victorville in Southern California suddenly submerged by tumbleweed. And this wasn’t the first town! Study: Climate change may reshuffle western weeds http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-farm-scene-western-weeds-020609-2009feb06-story.html Tumbleweed footage by James Quigg with the Victor Valley Daily Press http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20180416/tumbleweed-takeover-high-winds-leave-neighborhood-overrun Thomas footage by Mike Eliason https://twitter.com/EliasonMike Australia town consumed by ‘hairy peänic’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-35600546 Hundreds of homes in Montecito … http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-thomas-fire-ledeall-20171216-story.html Tumbleweed…

What is causing the Climate to Change?

Excerpt from the AGU 2017 Fall Meeting summary presentation of the Climate Science Special Report, the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

Speaker
Don Wuebbles

Full summary presentation
2017 Fall Meeting – U23A: Climate Science Special Report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDJP5RgKkj4

Teaser photo by
Tim Marshall https://unsplash.com/photos/yEOCA6oiVqg

Teaser photo by
Christopher Campbell https://unsplash.com/photos/i4OHxtxiMtk

Teaser photo https://unsplash.com/photos/aEJVd7WUjf8

Scientist openly talks 2.5 meter Sea Level Rise by 2100

Excerpts from the AGU 2017 Fall Meeting summary presentation of the Climate Science Special Report, the Fourth National Climate Assessment. First part on U.S. xtremes, second part discusses sea level rise. Speakers David R Easterling, NOAA Asheville Robert E Kopp, Rutgers University, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Full summary presentation 2017 Fall Meeting –…

Dust Bowl Film Rain for the Earth (1937) 16:9

The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl Social and economic wastes resulting from continued drought in the midwestern dust bowl and efforts of the federal government in attempting to…

More Droughts and Floods than previously Known. Effects.

Richard Damania, Lead Economist of Water Global Practice, The World Bank speaks at keynote event October 2017. What are the effects of droughts and floods on firms, farms and families? They are more significant and numerous than previously known. New data reveals how increasingly erratic rainfall, poorly managed water supplies, and deepening water deficits can…

Expert explains link between Extreme Weather and Climate Change (March 2017)

Dr. Kevin Trenberth from the National Center for Atmospheric Research will explore the role of El Niño, climate change, and other influences on the weather and climate, and their role in recent costly and unusual extremes of weather, such as record breaking temperatures, drought and wildfires in the United States and around the world. –…

Study: Human fingerprint found on global extreme weather

Global warming makes temperature patterns that cause heatwaves, droughts and floods across Europe, north America and Asia more likely, scientists find

Study Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events http://www.nature.com/articles/srep45242

Further reading https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/27/climate-change-human-fingerprint-found-on-global-extreme-weather

The devastating drought in California before and after images taken from Space

NASA recently published above satellite images from California, one was taken on July 2, 2011, just as the latest dry period began (Before), and the other was acquired on June 25, 2014 (After). The state is becoming increasingly less green, because of the persistent drought conditions. Also notice how the land based water drys up.…

Climate Change Pushes World to Brink of Food Crisis

By Robert Scribbler:  Food… Along with water and energy, which are related to its production, it is one of the key commodities necessary to keep the world’s 7.1 billion people alive, healthy and happy. Its price and availability can determine the fate of nations and the stability of the world’s economic system. Rising prices mean risk…

If There’s Global Warming … Why Is It So Cold?

It’s that time of year, the perennial “It’s snowing so it can’t be warming” season – or, as scientists call it, “winter”. Depends on where you’re standing, actually — I stood on a frozen lake with Dr. Jeff Masters to discuss the current planetary changes, but at the same time, in Alaska, historic warm temperatures…