Study: Human fingerprint found on global extreme weather

Global warming makes temperature patterns that cause heatwaves, droughts and floods across Europe, north America and Asia more likely, scientists find Study Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events http://www.nature.com/articles/srep45242 Further reading https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/27/climate-change-human-fingerprint-found-on-global-extreme-weather

Cyclone Debbie Largest Storm to hit Queensland since 2011

March 27, 2017: Tropical Cyclone Debbie has intensified to category four and is expected to hit the north Queensland coast on Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned. Related news Sat images via http://www.goes.noaa.gov/f_himawari-8.html Evacuations ordered as Australia braces for cyclone http://www.abc17news.com/weather/queensland-braces-for-nasty-cyclone-debbie/418278207 Cyclone Debbie reaches category four, thousands in low-lying Mackay areas told…

Over 200 Arctic lakes seeping methane gas

Satellite images have revealed more than 200 strange, bright blue lakes in Russia’s Arctic regions that are leaking methane gas. Arctic lakes seeping methane gas Arctic lakes seeping methane gas References Discovered: 200-plus Arctic lakes which bubble like jacuzzis from seeping methane gas http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/discovered-200-plus-arctic-lakes-which-bubble-like-jacuzzis-from-seeping-methane-gas/ Photos Reveal More Than 200 Bright Blue Arctic Lakes Have Started…

Oroville Dam Repairs (March 12-23) Footage Compilation

A compilation of recent footage, documenting the ongoing Oroville Dam repairs. The struggle is to prepare the site for the next rainy season, expected in November 2017. The Oroville Dam, while constructed almost 50 years ago, presents a case study for aging critical infrastructure, in the face of climate change disrupting weather impacts. Video footage…

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at lowest since satellites began to measure 1979

Sea Ice Extent Sinks to Record Lows at Both Poles Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. And on the opposite side of the planet, on March 3…