The impacts of sea level rise on nuclear power plants

United States During the 1970s and 1980s, when many nuclear reactors were first built, most operators estimated that seas would rise at a slow, constant rate.  During Superstorm Sandy waves came close to reaching the Salem 1 nuclear reactor at Lower Alloways Creek, New Jersey. While it’s not clear how many current plants will still…

Millionen Menschen auf der Flucht vor der Flut (Indien und Pakistan)

Der SPIEGEL berichtet aktuell über den tagelangen Starkregen der Flüße ansteigen ließ und so für die verheerendsten Fluten seit Jahrzehnten sorgte. Tagelanger Starkregen löste die Fluten aus SPIEGEL: Durch die Anfang September von tagelangem Starkregen im Himalaya ausgelösten Überflutungen sind laut der Katastrophenschutzbehörde (NDMA) bereits rund 280 Menschen in der ostpakistanischen Provinz Punjab und im…

Record floods, submerged Fenghuang ancient town, Hunan province – July 2014

Severer storms caused record floods in the ancient Chinese town of Fenghuang (Hunan province),  Guizhou province and Jiangxi province. Today (Saturday 18th, July 2014) Rammasun, a super typhoon is approaching the China coast, considered the strongest storm to target China in 40 years. The Telegraph: According to China’s official Xinhua news agency, the Tuojiang river in…

Sechstageregen bringt Europa schon das zweite „Jahrhunderthochwasser“ innerhalb von 12 Monaten

Deutscher Wetterdienst (Mai 2014): Das Weltzentrum für Niederschlagsklimatologie (WZN) im DWD hat Ähnlichkeiten und Unterschiede der hydro-meteorologischen Randbedingungen der Überschwemmungen auf dem Balkan im Mai 2014 mit dem Hochwasser in Deutschland im Juni 2013 untersucht. Die Bilder der Überschwemmungen an Donau und Elbe im letzten Jahr sind noch nicht aus dem Kopf, da wird Europa…

Global Warming Speeds Up Methane Emissions from Freshwater

By Tim Radford (Climate News Network): Scientists think the amount of methane emitted to the atmosphere from freshwater ecosystems will increase as the climate warms, triggering further warming. LONDON, 20 March – British scientists have identified yet another twist to the threat of global warming. Any further rises in temperature are likely to accelerate the release of methane from…

Climate Change Pushes World to Brink of Food Crisis

By Robert Scribbler:  Food… Along with water and energy, which are related to its production, it is one of the key commodities necessary to keep the world’s 7.1 billion people alive, healthy and happy. Its price and availability can determine the fate of nations and the stability of the world’s economic system. Rising prices mean…

Christchurch, NZ – One in 100 Year Flood – Aerial Footage 2014

3 News reports: Global warming warning after ChCh floods Christchurch cleans up after latest natural disaster: It could still take two years to fully implement a flood… http://t.co/HcxrmZuWS8 — nzherald National (@nzheraldnznews) March 6, 2014 Strong storm brings 100-year flood to Christchurch, N. Zealand—a city already ravaged by 2011 earthquake @DiscoverMag http://t.co/vo2evLgGsE — Tom Yulsman…

UK: Wettest Winter In 250 Years (Infographic)

What begun during December last year accumulated to Britain’s wettest January since at least 1776, and the bad weather is showing no sign of abating through February. BBC: UK Winter wettest on record – Met Office http://t.co/Je0VHvwL9D #ukfloods #climate — ClimateNow (@ClimateNow) February 20, 2014 Thousands of evacuated homes with more at risk, especially from…