Hothouse Earth Researchers explain Climate Threshold

Earth Could Spiral Into A ‘Hothouse’ State Even If We Reduce CO2 Emissions, Warns New Report https://www.inquisitr.com/5019576/earth-could-spiral-into-a-hothouse-state-even-if-we-reduce-co2-emissions-warns-new-report Read the study paper http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115 The Climate State of the Holocene and Anthropocene (Rates of Change) http://climatestate.com/2018/08/08/the-climate-state-of-the-holocene-and-anthropocene-rates-of-change Sources RT: Climate Change academic Professor Katherine Richardson on Paris Agreement surviving Trump’s America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw2JoKRFTjc Channel 4 News: Climate change: How…

Fire tornado’s sighted in California, England, Australia Strongest tornado in California’s history

A tornado? Scary. Wildfire? Horrific. A tornado made out of fire? Just about the most terrifying thing Mother Nature can whip up. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/08/03/californias-carr-fire-may-have-unleashed-the-most-intense-fire-tornado-ever-observed-in-the-u-s California’s Viral Fire Tornado Has Scientists Searching For Answers – Fire tornados are among the rarest weather phenomena on Earth, and this vortex had the added distinction of possibly being the strongest…

Climate change fuels wildfires. Here’s how


Mike Mann provides a clear explanation of the relation between climate change and current extreme weather around the world, and the imperative to reduce carbon emissions. Via https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-change-is-making-wildfires-more-extreme-heres-how

Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state
Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/

PODCAST Experts Discuss the ongoing Global Heatwave

Excerpts of a recent ‘On Point’ podcast, recorded July 26th 2018 on WBUR radio https://goo.gl/rBhTQd More context http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2018-global-heat-so-far #HEAT #GLOBAL Speakers Jeff Ray, meteorologist at CBS News in Dallas/Fort Worth Paolo Ruti, chief of the World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme Jack Cushman, managing editor and reporter at Inside Climate News Rachel Licker, senior…

Thomas Fire approaches Santa Barbara

The Thomas Fire ranks as the third-largest in California’s history with 267,500 acres burned, could become largest on record. Video footage by Mike Eliason https://twitter.com/EliasonMike NWS Los Angeles GOES 16 visible (red band) imagery shows smoke from the #ThomasFire flowing over the Channel islands https://twitter.com/NWSLosAngeles/status/942183115321200641 Thomas Fire Likely to Become Largest in California History https://robertscribbler.com/2017/12/17/thomas-fire-likely-to-become-largest-in-california-history…

Worst Ever Wildfire California Extreme Footage Compilation

Dry weather and merciless winds, with gusts predicted to reach the strength of a Category 1 hurricane in mountainous areas, threaten to intensify the already devastating Southern California wildfires. A value of 48 is considered high danger, while 162 is extreme. Thursday’s score: 296, a record. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/07/us/ventura-fire-california/index.html L.A. County Fire Department https://twitter.com/LACoFDPIO Terrence McKelvey &…

Rupert Murdoch’s LA home Burning down in Record Wildfire

The home of 21st Century Fox and Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, located on a vineyard outside of Los Angeles, is “burning down” in Southern California’s wildfires, according to an NBC News report on Wednesday. http://thehill.com/homenews/media/363573-report-rupert-murdochs-la-home-burning-down-in-wildfire California Increased Wildfire Risk http://www.climatesignals.org/climate-signals/california-increased-wildfire-risk Smoke and Fire in Southern California https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=91379 Rupert Murdoch doesn’t understand climate change…

Rare December Thomas Fire, conditions remain Critical

From Santa Barbara to San Diego, California’s coastal cities and mountains are on high alert this week, as an unusually prolonged bout of Santa Ana winds blowing toward the coast will lead to a multi-day period of extremely dangerous fire weather. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/extreme-weeklong-fire-threat-puts-southern-california-edge ThomasFire is currently 31,000 acres with 150 structures destroyed https://twitter.com/VCFD_PIO/status/938010468639154176 Neighborhood homes destroyed…

Why forests *really* matter for climate change


Forest conservation has long been seen as a way of mitigating climate change, but across the world, natural landscapes are increasingly threatened by industrial development and urbanisation. According to the organisation Redd+, deforestation primarily in the tropical regions contributes a remarkable 10% of annual global CO2 emissions. https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2017/11/14/forests-matter-climate-change-cop23

The Era of Megafires

Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist, USDA-Forest Service talks at Restoring the West Conference 2017. Context: More than a century of forest and fire management of Inland Pacific landscapes has transformed their successional and disturbance dynamics. Regional connectivity of many terrestrial and aquatic habitats is fragmented, flows of some ecological and physical processes have been altered…