Residents look on as a back fire set by firefighters consumes the hillside behind their homes as a wildfire burns on May 2, 2013 in Newbury Park, Calif. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Fires, Floods, and Heavy Snow: an Extreme May Weather Situation

Dr. Jeff Masters / via Wunderground – A highly unusual jet stream pattern is bringing a bizarre combination of heavy May snows, flooding, extreme fire danger, and well below average severe thunderstorm activity to the U.S. A strong “blocking” high pressure system has set up over Greenland, blocking the normal west-to-east progression of weather systems. A truly unusual situation has developed where the blocking high has forced a low pressure system near Greenland to move southwestwards to a point just off the New England coast. The blocking high has also forced an unusually sharp southwards dip in the jet stream over the Central U.S., where all-time May snowfall and cold temperature records are being set.

NASA: Warming-Driven Changes in Global Rainfall


By Kathryn Hansen NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. A NASA-led modeling study provides new evidence that global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought.

Model simulations spanning 140 years show that warming from carbon dioxide will change the frequency that regions around the planet receive no rain (brown), moderate rain (tan), and very heavy rain (blue). The occurrence of no rain and heavy rain will increase, while moderate rainfall will decrease.

Climate Change and National Security

Climate Change will have profound implications for the security of every nation. Experienced military experts have come to some conclusions on what’s coming. General Gordon Sulllivan. former US Army Chief of Staff http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wa… Rear Admiral David Titley, Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2yvky… http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc0t… http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/nav… http://vodpod.com/watch/3778436-navy-… http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/20… Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEPn72… http://crazymotion.net/certianty-on-t……

Climate Change and National Security

Climate Change will have profound implications for the security of every nation. Experienced military experts have come to some conclusions on what’s coming. General Gordon Sulllivan. former US Army Chief of Staff http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wa… Rear Admiral David Titley, Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2yvky… http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc0t… http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/nav… http://vodpod.com/watch/3778436-navy-… http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/20… Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEPn72… http://crazymotion.net/certianty-on-t……

This is Not Cool. Heatwave 2011.

nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVh7z-0oo6o NOAA Fingerprints of human caused warming SkepticalScience US Global Change Research Program: Impacts in the United States http://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/as… p. 123 – great plains January to June global temps “The January–June 2011 map of temperature anomalies shows that, for the first half of the year, anomalous warm temperatures were present over much of the world,…

The Crisis of Civilization

A dark comedy remix mash-up bonanza about the end of industrial civilization. Website http://crisisofcivilization.com Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/thecrisisfilm a film by Dean Puckett Listen to our response to some of the your comments herehttp://crisisofcivilization.com/podca… Directed by Dean Puckett Animations by Lucca Benney Based on the Book by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed :http://crisisofcivilization.com/book/ Like the book on which it is based, the…

Does Arctic Amplification Fuel Extreme Weather in Mid-Latitudes?

Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University, 25 January 2012. The “Arctic Paradox” was coined during recent winters when speculations arose that the dramatic changes in the Arctic may be linked to severe snowstorms and cold temperatures in mid-latitudes, particularly along the U.S. east coast and in Europe. Recent studies have illuminated these linkages. Evidence is presented for…

White House warned on Arctic ice loss

By Dr Nafeez Ahmed / via Guardian. National security officials worried by rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice overlook threat of permanent global food shortages.

Senior US government officials are to be briefed at the White House this week on the danger of an ice-free Arctic in the summer within two years. The meeting is bringing together Nasa’s acting chief scientist, Gale Allen, the director of the US National Science Foundation, Cora Marett, as well as representatives from the US Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon. This is the latest indication that US officials are increasingly concerned about the international and domestic security implications of climate change.

Per Espen Stoknes: Why Climate and Psychology?


Why and how can psychology be applied to the issue of climate change? Recorded at the Psychology of Climate seminar, 28 September 2012. http://www.climatestrategy.org/

What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action April 3, 2015 by Per Espen Stoknes http://www.amazon.com/What-Think-About-Global-Warming/dp/1603585834