Hurricane Matthew Hispaniola U.S. Landfall Growing Threat

October 3, 2016: Colossal amounts of rain are soaking Haiti and the Dominican Republic as Category 4 Hurricane Matthew heads for an encounter with the western end of Hispaniola. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ As of the National Hurricane Center’s update at 8:00 pm EDT Monday, Matthew was located about 200 miles south of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, moving just east…

Jim Hansen: Hell Will Break Loose – Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms

The main point that I want to make concerns the threat of irreparable harm, which I feel we have not communicated well enough to people who most need to know, the public and policymakers. I’m not sure how we can do that better, but I comment on it at the end of this transcript. In…

Incredible footage of the strongest Typhoon Meranti in 2016

The Japan Meteorological Agency analyzed Meranti’s central pressure at 890 millibars. This puts Meranti in the elite pantheon of the deepest tropical cyclones ever recorded anywhere on Earth. Meranti will likely make landfall on the China coast. Meranti is a very large and extremely powerful typhoon. Its highest 1-minute sustained winds were 185 mph on…

Louisiana’s 2016 billion-dollar flood disaster

Transcript On August 10, 2016, it started raining in southern parts of the U.S. state of Louisiana, and didn’t stop for seven days. And resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of houses and businesses. Many rivers and waterways, particularly the Amite and Comite rivers, reached record levels, and rainfall exceeded 20 inches (51 centimeters)…

The Top 10 Devastating Effects of Climate Change

Support more Climate State coverage: Paypal email: donate@ClimateState.com Patreon https://www.patreon.com/ClimateState Transcript 10 Extreme weather Record heat, record drought, record floods, and stormy weather will become more common. The results are broad, affecting food production, the heart of our society, literally all ecosystems, and work or living conditions. 9 Wildfire Are fires affected by climate change?…

Climate change 25 yrs ago explained by Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl

Back in 1991 Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl published a nonfiction book about global warming, the environment and the solutions – Our Angry Earth

Listen to the segment on effects of global warming, based on the knowledge known 25 years ago.

More info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Angry_Earth
https://books.google.com/books/about/Our_Angry_Earth.html?id=iGaGQgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

 

You can watch the entire segment here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw2AIVD7KYo

Heat wave, air pollution, mortality, and adaptation, a quick look

While summer currently gears up, during exceptional continued record global warming, temperatures are set to reach the highest so far this summer in many parts of the northern hemisphere – within the next few day’s (Germany, U.S. etc). Here we look at the past 2003 heat wave and what attributed to excess deaths during that extensive heat period…

Extreme floods in Germany devastate another town, Extreme Fluten in Deutschland Juni 2016 #Simbach

02.06.2016 – Den Ort Triftern in Niederbayern und die umliegenden Dörfer hat die aktuelle Flut mit zerstörerischer wucht getroffen. Forscher begründen die zunahme von extrem Niederschlag mit dem Klimawandel. Simbach in Bayern aus der Luft / Lage observation. In NRW droht ein Deich zu bersten. Translation in English.   Related The Louvre Will Close Temporarily…

Another deluge hits frontpage news, this time in Germany

The SPIEGEL is currently covering what is called a Natural Disaster, official eyewitnesses from the natural disaster response describe the flash flood event as unprecedented. Here is some footage, via SPIEGEL, and context in German. Read more coverage from SPIEGEL, of the flood in Germany: Braunsbach nach dem Unwetter: “Chaos, einfach Chaos” Unprecedented, the new norm…

Climate change and national security

Climate change and national security describes serious threats to the security and prosperity of countries, due to climate warming, and climate actions to adapt and mitigate impacts. References Why the U.S. East Coast could be a major ‘hotspot’ for rising seas https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/02/01/why-the-u-s-east-coast-could-be-a-major-hotspot-for-sea-level-rise/ Obama talks Risks to National Security from Climate Change at US Coast Guard…

Dr. Michael Mann – Are We In Runaway Climate Change?

Dr. Michael Mann, Earth System Science Center-Penn State University/Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change (2nd edition) joins Thom. We had all better hope these scientists are wrong about the planet’s future. Scientists now say that ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica could speed up faster than we previously thought. But that’s not just going to raise…