This episode reports more on the fires in Central Portugal; the heatwave and wildfires in the USA and also floods in Jamaica, West Africa and Taiwan.
US: Dangerous heatwave set to hit the southwest http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/dangerous-heatwave-set-hit-southwest-170619081429468.html Heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/heat-wave-creates-health-hazard-in-southwestern-us/2017/06/19/5b77786c-54bf-11e7-840b-512026319da7_story.html ‘Very unhealthy’ smog levels expected during heat wave, SoCal regulators warn http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-air-quality-heat-20170615-story.html Dangerous heat wave to scorch the Southwestern US http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/16/us/weather-dangerous-heat-wave/index.html UK weather: Government issues heatwave alert as temperatures soar to 34C http://www.independent.co.uk/Weather/uk-weather-today-latest-heat-wave-alert-temperatures-soar-34c-met-office-hot-sun-sweltering-humid-a7796766.html How to keep cool…Details
This episode covers the central Portugal wildfire; the ongoing heatwave in the south west USA as well as flooding in Chile and China.
Huge forest fires in Portugal kill at least 43 people https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/18/portugal-more-than-20-people-killed-in-forest-fires DEVASTATING FOREST FIRE KILLS MORE THAN 40 IN CENTRAL PORTUGAL http://www.euronews.com/2017/06/18/at-least-19-people-have-died-in-a-forest-fire-in-central-portugal-interior Dörfer von Flammen eingekesselt – viele Tote http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/waldbrand-in-portugal-zahlreiche-tote-durch-feuer-a-1152666.html Forest fires Portugal, Vulnerabilities – Changes in the past – Mediterranean https://www.climatechangepost.com/portugal/forest-fires WHAT IMPACT DID CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE ON PORTUGAL’S DEADLY WILDFIRE? http://www.euronews.com/2017/06/18/what-impact-did-climate-change-have-in-portugal-s-deadly-wildfireDetails
Today Helmut Kohl died, aged 87, he was chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998, and responsible to reunite Germany’s eastern and western parts. Back in 1995 he called for CO2 reductions, at a United Nations conference. Related Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited Germany, Dies at 87 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/world/europe/helmut-kohl-german-chancellor-dead.html German: Der schwarze Riese http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/zum-tode-helmut-kohls-der-schwarze-riese-a-1152559.html Release via…Details
This episode includes an Arctic Sea Ice update; the landslides in Bangladesh; the ongoing monsoon floods in India; the floods in southern China and a look at the upcoming extreme heatwave in the south western USA.
Human health risks from a changing climate: Dr. Kristie Ebi http://pics.uvic.ca/news/human-health-risks-changing-climate-dr-kristie-ebi Via https://www.youtube.com/user/PICSClimateInsightsDetails
Trump tells Tangier Island mayor not to worry about sea-level rise https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/14/trump-tells-tangier-island-mayor-not-worry-sea-level-rise/394688001/ Reporter’s notebook: Visiting the disappearing Tangier Island http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/09/us/weather-tangier-island/index.html Dems target Trump’s Mar-a-Lago with flood insurance bill https://www.eenews.net/eedaily/2017/06/13/stories/1060055931 Trump doesn’t believe in climate change, but it’s going to drown Mar-a-Lago https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/5/18/15601016/trump-climate-change-mar-a-lago-sea-level-rise Expert explains Future Sea Level Rise (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAPPq43iRLsDetails
NASA 2012: The transpolar drift (purple arrows) is a dominant circulation feature in the Arctic Ocean that carries freshwater runoff (red arrows) from rivers in Russia across the North Pole and south towards Greenland. Under changing atmospheric conditions, emergent circulation patterns (blue arrows) drive freshwater runoff east towards Canada, resulting in freshening of Arctic water…Details
Yoda, Luke and C3PO explain surprising climate change effects. Climate Change May Increase Volcanic Eruptions https://www.livescience.com/25936-climate-change-causes-volcanism.html Predictions Implicit in “Ice Melt” Paper and Global Implications http://csas.ei.columbia.edu/2015/09/21/predictions-implicit-in-ice-melt-paper-and-global-implications Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 °C global warming could be dangerous http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/3761/2016/acp-16-3761-2016.html Jim Hansen: Hell Will…Details
While heat waves and more intense storms have been directly linked to a warming Earth, new research is exploring possible impacts of an Arctic that is warming at twice the pace of the rise in global temperatures. Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University, discusses new research and efforts to understand this controversial aspect of climate change in…Details
The Climate Mobilization Victory Plan, written by Ezra Silk, is a policy document that tangibly demonstrates how the U.S. could eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, contribute to a global effort to restore a safe climate, and reverse ecological overshoot through a massive WWII-scale mobilization. http://www.postcarbon.org/the-climate-mobilization-victory-plan-foreword The Victory Plan (PDF) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByftlCTrJRYVejBuYUZkM1dKcms/view The Climate Mobilization…Details