Extreme Weather Impacts in the U.S. (June 20-21 2017)

Tropical Storm Cindy Triggers Flooding Along Gulf Coast; State of Emergency Declared in Alabama https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-cindy-impacts-gulf-coast Deadly heat waves becoming more common due to climate change http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/19/world/killer-heat-waves-rising/index.html Phoenix Flights Cancelled Because It’s Too Hot For Planes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E75PeHDnkBw ‘This is on another level’: They came, they camped, they baked at Death Valley http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/20/us/death-valley-california-extreme-heat/index.html Number of heat days…

Climate Models Predict Extreme Rains

Climate models forecast extreme rainfall http://climatenewsnetwork.net/climate-models-extreme-rainfall The Global Challenges Foundation’s annual report “Global Catastrophic Risks 2017” is based on the latest scientific research. It contains contributions from leading experts, and summarizes the current status of global efforts to manage catastrophic risks. The GCF has also commissioned an international survey, in which 8,000 members of the…

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. –…

Worst Canadian Flood in Decades Footage Compilation (May 8-9 2017)

Persistent, steady rains soaking swaths of central and eastern Canada have created record precipitation levels triggering widespread flooding and put residents and governments on high alert. Lake Ontario hits record level after ‘unbelievable’ amounts of rain http://www.newyorkupstate.com/weather/2017/05/lake_ontario_levels_break_record_and_water_levels_are_still_rising.html Here are the climate science benchmarks of the Quebec floods http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/05/08/news/here-are-climate-science-benchmarks-quebec-floods Canada flood damage worsens but heavy rains…

Ex-Cyclone Debbie’s Flooding Footage Towns underwater (30 + 31 March 2017)

National Warnings Summary http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Residents of low-lying parts of Logan and the Gold Coast have been told to move to higher ground as a “wall of water” heads towards the region. The Gold Coast council has told residents near the northern suburbs of Stapylton and Jacobs Well to evacuate, and warned those who remain behind…

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

Oroville Dam Repairs (March 12-23) Footage Compilation

A compilation of recent footage, documenting the ongoing Oroville Dam repairs. The struggle is to prepare the site for the next rainy season, expected in November 2017. The Oroville Dam, while constructed almost 50 years ago, presents a case study for aging critical infrastructure, in the face of climate change disrupting weather impacts. Video footage…

Peru Flooding Disaster Footage Compilation (March 2017)

“We are confronting a serious climatic problem,” said Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in a broadcast to the nation on Friday afternoon. “There hasn’t been an incident of this strength along the coast of Peru since 1998.” The disaster – which came after a period of severe drought – has been blamed on abnormally high…