The 3 Highest-Volume U.S. Rainfall Events on Record Have Happened in the Past 3 Years
It is highly unusual to get three such extreme events in one three-year period, and the odds of this occuring were increased by global warming, which boosts the amount of water vapor in the air and increases the frequency and intensity of heavy precipitation events.
Impacts of human-induced climate change are coming earlier than expected – but halving global emissions in the next decade is achievable and affordable, say scientists
“10 New Insights in Climate Science” will be officially launched at a briefing event at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland. Organized by Future Earth and the Earth League.
The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice — a startling sign of what’s to come
If the thinning trend continues, scientists fear an added boost to global warming.
Greenland's ice is melting
Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts' compared with past four centuries
New UC map shows why people flee
A new map by the University of Cincinnati illustrates one motivating force behind migrant caravans leaving Guatemala and Honduras to reach the United States.
The Five Hottest Years On Record…A Nasty Trend
The best source and graphics to see how global averages are doing comes from NASA and more specifically climatologist Gavin Schmidt. Let’s closely peruse this graphic produced yesterday:
Climate Shocks and Humanitarian Crises
In fact, several risk factors make some countries more vulnerable than others to the consequences of climate change. Three stand out in particular: a high level of dependence on agriculture, a recent history of conflict, and discriminatory political institutions. Research suggests that in countries that display some or all of these risk factors, climate extremes are especially likely to lead to disastrous outcomes, including violence, food crises, and the large-scale displacement of populations.
2018, 4e année la plus chaude jamais enregistrée
ВМО: осталось всего полградуса
WMO: Erde erwärmt sich immer weiter
WMO El Niño/La Niña Update
Model predictions and expert opinion indicate a ...
Extreme Temperature Diary-November 17, 2018/ Topic: Watching For The Next El Nino
“It looks like an El Nino. It smells like an El Nino. But we still aren’t in an El Nino yet.”
A note to all our climate scientist colleagues: “How will history judge us if we watch the threat unfold before our eyes, but fail to communicate the urgency of acting to avert potential disaster?”
If You See Something, Say Something
FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT
Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN
“This report is really important. It has a scientific robustness that shows 1.5C is not just a political concession. There is a growing recognition that 2C is dangerous.”
@NASA_Landsat shows the first optical high-resolution image (15/30m) of iceberg B-46 after its calving from Pine Island Glacier on 29 Oct 2018. The image shows clearly how it fragmented into multiple pieces like iceberg B-44 did in 2017.
Local drivers of amplified Arctic warming
The new findings of this study highlight the importance of Arctic processes in controlling the pace at which sea-ice will retreat in the Arctic Ocean.
‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters
A warm winter is coming to the Arctic
The forecast comes of the heels of a warmer-than-average summer in much of the region.
John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos
“I am telling you. If you don’t believe me, just go read the literature.”
Iceberg flux from Antarctica from 1976-2017
Most icebergs travel counter-clockwise around Antarctica before travelling north through "Iceberg Alley"
#Antarctic sea ice extent is currently more than 900,000 km² below the 1981-2010 average...
California is facing monstrous wildfires, again
A changing climate is increasing the wildfire risk in California.
WATCH: The Pacific Coast Highway is backed up for at least 20 miles as drivers use it to evacuate the #WoolseyFire.
Surface air temperature for October 2018
October 2018 was the 4th warmest on record globally
Scientists Warn That Canadian Glacial Melting Is “Outside the Scope of Normal”
Research published last year in the journal, Nature Geoscience, outlined what was called “river piracy”, in which one huge river suddenly flows into another.
El Niño Watch
We finally did it!
The last six months in Europe have averaged nearly 2.5 C (4.5 F) warmer than historical averages for the period of April to September.
Drought-hit Rhine forces Germany to tap oil reserves
According to Wirtschaftswoche magazine, it is only the fourth time in 40 years the government has taken this step.
Cry me a river: Low water levels causing chaos in Germany
A new island in Lake Constance. A river in Berlin flowing backward. Dead fish on the banks of lakes and ponds. Barges barely loaded so they don't run aground.
World is at a 'critical juncture,' says SFU professor who co-authored UN global warming report
The blob is back
'Son of the blob': Unseasonably warm weather creating new anomaly off B.C. coast
16-day GFS 2-meter temperature anomaly
International Day for Disaster Reduction
Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040
“You can set up a wall to try to contain 10,000 and 20,000 and one million people, but not 10 million.”
One month to go Thu 22 Dec 2016
What can a medieval climate crisis teach us about modern-day warming?
Two months and counting Wed 23 Nov 2016
The new climate change story must be one of rapid transition
99 months and counting Mon 1 Sep 2008
How can we save the planet in 99 months? Over to you
On August 1, the Guardian ran our article arguing that the world had entered a countdown to a new more perilous phase of global warming. One hundred months from that date the risk of triggering runaway climate change goes, in effect, from amber to red.
100 months to save the world Fri 1 Aug 2008
The final countdown
Well above average temperatures will continue across the entire #Arctic Ocean over at least the next 7 days. This is mostly a result of excessive poleward heat and moisture transport from the North Pacific.
I'm not an expert, but I would guess that it's not very common to have hurricane, typhoon, tropical cyclone and medicane at the same day across the globe. #TyphoonTrami#HurricaneRosa#TropicalCycloneLiua#MedicaneZorbas
'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of climate mass migration is here
Meet the 'climate refugees' who already had to leave their homes
Unprecedented ice loss in Russian ice cap
Migrants climatiques, la prochaine grande crise
В Европу хлынет поток климатических беженцев
Klimawandel fördert Migration
“Muchos de los que llaman inmigrantes económicos son también inmigrantes medioambientales
Migranti, l'esperto: "cambiamento climatico è fattore chiave"
Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong.
Extreme Temperature Diary- September 17th
Images taken Friday of Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut shows the tropical storm force winds extend 350 miles across Florence and 550 miles across Mangkhut.
New El Niño weather event likely this winter says WMO
169 maps showing global annual temperature data since 1850 (HadCRUT4).
The International Migration Report 2017 (Highlights)
18 December 2017 There are now an estimated 258 million people living in a country other than their country of birth — an increase of 49% since 2000 — according to new figures released by UN DESA today, on International Migrants Day.
Climate change could affect human evolution. Here's how.
Arktis-Drama: Wasser-Entdeckung im Ozean ist "tickende Zeitbombe"
Der Arktis geht es nicht gut, denn ihr setzt die globale Erwärmung zu.
New study assesses sea level rise over past 25 years
Précédent record : 49.6°C à Nassiriya le 01-09-2016.
Températures maximales supérieures ou égales à 50°C dans le monde en 2018
WMO | OMM
As temperatures keep trending up, ‘heat belt’ cities maneuver to stay livable
Los Angeles, where the number of days of 95-plus-degree days is expected to triple by 2050, is among the municipal pioneers.
Vers un épisode El Niño faible à modéré fin 2018
Le développement d'un épisode climatique El Niño en fin d'année 2018 paraît maintenant de plus en plus probable.
Climate change is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer
This is a hot, strange and dangerous summer across the planet.
Red hot planet: This summer’s punishing and historic heat in 7 maps and charts
The headlines of record-crushing heat in the Northern Hemisphere began in June and haven’t stopped midway through August.
Australia Wilts From Climate Change. Why Can’t Its Politicians Act?
SYDNEY, Australia — Mile after mile of the Great Barrier Reef is dying amid rising ocean temperatures.
Was ist los in der "Region des letzten Eises"?
Laut Klimamodellen gilt der Ozean nördlich von Grönland als Rückzugsort des letzten Arktiseises. Doch derzeit klafft dort ein großes Loch. Forscher sind irritiert.
Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record
Usually frozen waters open up twice this year in phenomenon scientists described as scary.
Here is a closer look at the sea ice pushing north of Greenland via Sentinel-1 satellite. Interestingly, this is the 2nd time this has happened this year.
The last three months have been the warmest May to July.
A novel probabilistic forecast system predicting anomalously warm 2018-2022 reinforcing the long-term global warming trend
For 2018–2022, the probabilistic forecast indicates a warmer than normal period, with respect to the forced trend.
2018-2022 expected to be abnormally hot years
Using a new method, the study shows that at the global level, 2018-2022 may be an even hotter period than expected based on current global warming.
The Next Five Years Could Be Seriously Hotter Than Normal, Say Scientists
"Let's be clear, being 58 percent confident that 2018 will be 0.02 degrees Celsius above the forced trend . . . is not practically significant (even if it might be skillful)," Gavin Schmidt wrote in an email.
July 2018 was third-warmest such month on Earth, NASA finds
As panic about climate change sets in, I’m thinking about escape – to Canada
The New York Times has devoted an entire edition of its magazine, some 30,000 words, to a terrifying piece about climate change.
Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state
Fifty years ago, this would be dismissed as alarmist, but now scientists have become really worried.
Johan Rockström, executive director, Stockholm Resilience Centre
"For many scientists, this is the year they started living climate change rather than just studying it." Excellent article on climate change in the NYT:
What‘s this? Now you could possibly sail up to the northernmost tip of Greenland.
Thinner than usual sea ice north of Greenland is pushed away from coast by winds.
Sea ice extent in this region is a satellite-era record low for the date (previously held by 2016).
Scorching Summer in Europe Signals Long-Term Climate Changes
“In the past, we had this kind of heat wave once every 10 years, and now we have them every two years or something like that,” said François-Marie Bréon.
Met Office@ metoffice 12h
5 to 6 degrees above average!
Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people
Unsurvivable heatwaves could strike heart of China by end of century
Many of the region’s 400 million people are farmers and have little alternative to working outside.
This spell's trouble for Europe
Arctic sea ice extent has now dropped below what used to be the average annual minimum in the 1980s...
UN Security Council session on climate-related security risks
It is clear that climate change is a real threat and it is proceeding at a relentless pace. While the impact of climate change may be spread unevenly across different regions today, no country will be spared from its consequences in the long-term.
The Scandinavian ridge is not going anywhere, at least if you believe the latest CFSv2 weekly forecast. Especially the signal on week 2 is impressive.
Yet another hot day far up in the Arctic circle – northern Finland already at 33 °C by 11:30 UTC (July 18)!
2018 Global Heat So Far
Globally, the past four years have been the hottest four years on record, and 2018 so far is coming in as the 4th hottest.
Japan Reels From Heavy Rains; Dozens Killed and Millions Urged to Evacuate
At least 49 killed, 48 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan
By Saturday morning, more than 1.6 million people had been ordered to evacuate their homes for fear of flooding and further landslides, with 3.1 million more advised to leave, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.
Central America’s Climate Refugees
Climate change is a key factor forcing families to flee from Central America and Mexico.
The First Awful Heat Wave of the Summer Is Here
The hellish weather isn’t expected to break before the end of the week.
It's been 30 years since the first alarm on global warming was sounded
After leading NASA climate scientist James Hansen told the US Congress 30 years ago this week global warming was already worsening heatwaves.
Global Warming in South Asia: 800 Million at Risk
Climate change could sharply diminish living conditions for up to 800 million people in South Asia, a region that is already home to some of the world’s poorest and hungriest people.
Etienne Kapikian (@EKMeteo) Twitter
29.1°C ce 9 juin à Hatanga (latitude 72°N !), +20°C/norm !
RECORD pour une 1re quinzaine de juin > 28.8° 15-06-2013
Nation’s Hottest May on Record Leaves Dust Bowl in the Dust
After one of the coldest Aprils in U.S. history, last month delivered a stunning switch—the warmest May for the contiguous U.S. in records going back to 1895.
April was Earth’s 400th warmer-than-normal month in a row
Do you remember February 1985? Perhaps you were rocking out to Wham! and Foreigner while teasing your bangs. Or maybe you hadn’t even been born.
In the Arctic, the Old Ice Is Disappearing
But as the old ice disappears, the newer ice left behind is more vulnerable to rising temperatures.
Gavin SchmidtVerified account @ClimateOfGavin
Extreme drought for May in the Czech Republic - Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
Climate change: 1.5°C is closer than we imagine
Global warming of 1.5°C is imminent, likely in just a decade from now. That’s the stunning conclusion to be drawn from a number of recent studies.
Pakistan has gone from water surplus to water-stressed
Pakistan is a country facing depleting water resources mainly due to climate change and poor water resource management.
NOAA — Possibility of El Niño by winter ‘nearing 50 percent’
The El Niño weather pattern, associated with warmer and wetter weather than usual that may give rise to damaging conditions, could emerge by the 2018-19 Northern Hemisphere winter.
Cape Town's water disaster averted due to public shaming, police crackdown
A historic three-year drought has forced residents of this coastal city of 4 million to radically change their relationship with water as city restrictions limit each person to using no more than 50 liters, or 13.2 gallons, a day.
Atmospheric CO2 levels in April hit highest average ever recorded
Last year, a sensor at Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory recorded a CO2 reading above 410 ppm. It was the first time CO2 concentrations had been that high in millions of years. Now, for the first time, CO2 concentration averaged above the 410 mark for an entire month.
3°C may double Europe’s drought risk
And 400 million people could feel the heat as the water content in the European soils begins to evaporate. The worst droughts will last three to four times longer than they did in the last decades of the last century.
Simulations suggest poor tropical regions likely to suffer more from global warming
The researchers report that they saw the biggest impacts in places like the Amazon Basin, Southeast Asia, Australia and some parts of Africa.
Hottest April Day Ever Was Probably Monday in Pakistan: a Record 122.4°F
Even in Pakistan, no stranger to blistering heat, the temperature on Monday stood out: 122.4 degrees Fahrenheit
The military paid for a study on sea level rise. The results were scary.
The research also has ramifications for the U.S. military, whose massive Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site sits, in part, on the atoll island of Roi-Namur — a part of the Marshall Islands and the focus of the research.
40 degrees in April: Why this autumn has felt more like summer
The southern states of Australia have been experiencing unseasonably hot weather this autumn.
Meet America's first climate change refugees, whose island is disappearing under rising seas
The vanishing of Isle de Jean Charles, home to members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe, might take another decade or even five. On the other hand, one more big storm could finally end its viability for human occupation permanently.
The Biggest Refugee Camp Braces for Rain: ‘This Is Going to Be a Catastrophe’
Nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees live in the camp, at Cox’s Bazar, near the southern tip of Bangladesh. Cyclones, which can occur from March to July, would considerably worsen the situation beyond the dangers of flooding and landslides.
Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest
According to recent research, the region dried faster in the 20th century than at any time over the last 2,000 years. Four severe droughts have walloped the area in the last two decades, a rapid succession that has pushed millions of the world’s poorest to the edge of survival.
Is India's Bangalore doomed to be the next Cape Town?
The Bangalore water supply and sewerage board (BWSSB), the agency that provides drinking water and manages the city's sewage system, acknowledges that in 2014, a survey predicted Bangalore was on the verge of running out of water.
Arctic has warmest winter on record: 'It's just crazy, crazy stuff'
The region experienced its warmest winter on record. Sea ice hit record lows for the time of year, new US weather data revealed on Tuesday.
Icy Europe, balmy North Pole: the world upside down
On Sunday, meanwhile, air temperatures at the North Pole—which won't see the Sun until March—rose above freezing.
"In relative terms, that's a 30 C (54 degrees Fahrenheit) temperature anomaly," Robert Rohde, lead scientist at Berkeley Earth in Washington, tweeted.
It will be warmer at the North Pole next week than much of Europe, as sea ice melts
In the Bering Sea in particular, sea ice has been at record low levels for much of the fall and winter. As if spooked by a ghost, much of the ice that had been covering the region vanished during February, a time when it would normally be at its peak extent and thickness.
Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises
The north pole gets no sunlight until March, but an influx of warm air has pushed temperatures in Siberia up by as much as 35C above historical averages this month. Greenland has already experienced 61 hours above freezing in 2018 - more than three times as many hours as in any previous year.
Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA
Alaska's Bering Sea Lost a Third of Its Ice in Just 8 Days
Globally, sea ice is at record lows as the polar regions warm faster than the rest of the planet. Along the Alaska coast, it's affecting people's lives.
Helping refugees help themselves
What's Actually Behind Cape Town's Water Crisis
In 2008, Barcelona came close. Sao Paulo, the biggest city in the Western Hemisphere, teeters on the brink. The government of Indonesia has given serious consideration to abandoning chunks of Jakarta, which is paradoxically sinking below sea level, drowning in torrential rains, and running out of potable water.
Climate change 'will create world's biggest refugee crisis'
“If Europe thinks they have a problem with migration today … wait 20 years,” said retired US military corps brigadier general Stephen Cheney. “See what happens when climate change drives people out of Africa – the Sahel [sub-Saharan area] especially – and we’re talking now not just one or two million, but 10 or 20 [million]. They are not going to south Africa, they are going across the Mediterranean.”
Floods Leave Paris Contemplating a Wetter Future
PARIS — Must France simply get used to flooding?
The Seine River overflowed its banks again in Paris and several nearby cities this week, a mere 18 months after reaching its highest level since 1982.
Billion-Dollars Storms: Is This the New Normal?
The superstorms and wildfires of 2017 cost a record-breaking $306 billion.
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