Canada’s Historic Heat Wave, Wildfire Devastates Town and more than 80 Fires Burning

Global News: Several buildings have been destroyed in Lytton, B.C. after a fast-moving fire swept through the village Wednesday just moments after its residents were evacuated. Sources tell Global News the local ambulance station, clinic and at least 10 houses were among the buildings burned to the ground shortly after Mayor Jon Polderman issued the…

India heatwave temperatures pass 50 Celsius 123.4 F. in Churu

Temperatures passed 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in northern India as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages and heatstroke. Churu in the western part of the desert state of Rajasthan was the hottest place in the country at 50.8 degrees Celsius, nine notches above normal, according to the MeT department office in Jaipur.…

Extreme Weather Change Worldwide January 2019

Weather extremes around Europe, Australia, and South America from the past couple of days. Sources Tasmanian fire threat rolls on for Geeveston, Central Plateau; Zeehan downgraded https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/tasmania-braces-for-worst-fire-day-in-years/10747262 120°F in the Shade—and By the Water—As Australia’s Record-Melting Summer Intensifies https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/120F-Shadeand-Water-Australias-Record-Melting-Summer-Intensifies?cm_ven=hp-slot-2 2018 Global Disasters Cost $160 Billion; Climate Change a Factor, Report Says https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2019-01-09-disasters-cost-damage-climate-change Severe Weather on…

How burning Forests melt Ice Sheets

Forest fires can melt glaciers thousands of miles away by changing the colour of the ice – all thanks to a heavy little particle called black carbon. This strange story of smoke, dust and algae looks at the lesser-known half of a positive feedback loop: not only does climate change make fires bigger and badder,…

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) https://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…

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-stateScientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/