Extreme Rainstorms in North America Linked to Climate Change

We can link extreme weather in recent history to climate change, and intense rainstorms are no exception. A new report published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that anthropogenic activity is responsible for increased rainfall in North America. Human activity responsible for greenhouse gas emissions is not only upping the frequency of precipitation, but…

Early climate science – Arctic Amplification, Sea Ice, Jet Stream, Polar Vortex, and Weather

Features Arctic/Polar Research footage ranging from 1956, 1969, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1991, and more recent items. CREDITS U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT The Global Implications of Arctic Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDhIBEiJMdQ SHELL Oil’s Stark Climate Change Warning from 1991 https://climatestate.com/2019/07/19/the-climate-warning-from-the-early-1980s/ and https://vimeo.com/359293634 “Arctic Amplification” of Global Warming | Prof. Philip Wookey | TEDxHeriotWattUniversity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a5DJVcSh8A NASA Earth Science…

Slow Moving Tropical Storm BARRY takes Aim Louisiana Coast, Goes Full Circle

Tropical Storm Barry to Bring Dangerous Flooding to Lower Mississippi Valley; Hurricane and Storm-Surge Warnings Issued. Related Hurricane Florence – A Climate Change Triple Threat https://www.michaelmann.net/content/hurricane-florence-climate-change-triple-threat CREDITS ABC July 11 Louisiana braces for impact as Tropical Storm Barry draws near https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDcBIIX8waE 13 News Tropical Storm Barry flooding highlighting sea-level rise issues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yerbtvi2qwk Weather Channel https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2019-07-11-tropical-storm-barry-hurricane-forecast-gulf-coast-new-orleans…

Europe dodged a Bullet during Record June Heatwave

During the unprecedented extreme record breaking June Europe heatwave of 2019, many countries experienced the highest temperature for this month, some even set all time new temperature records, e.g. in the southern village of Gallargues-le-Montueux in France the thermometer settled at 45.9C (114.6F).[1] Europe’s five hottest summers since 1500 have all been in the 21st…

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.…

Get Used to Cold Polar Vortex Outbreaks

It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to parts of the U.S. thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. https://www.voanews.com/a/science-says-get-used-to-polar-vortex-outbreaks/4763045.html Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather? https://www.carbonbrief.org/qa-how-is-arctic-warming-linked-to-polar-vortext-other-extreme-weather