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Global warming


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 ...


  Guy Walton 


 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.”


Stefan Rahmstorf

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



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.”


 Stef Lhermitte

@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"


Zack Labe 

#Antarctic sea ice extent is currently more than 900,000 km² below the 1981-2010 average... 



 Arctic Temperatures 


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.




Scott Cook

El Niño Watch



Brian Brettschneider 

We finally did it!


 Robert Rohde

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


Brian Brettschneider

 16-day GFS 2-meter temperature anomaly


 NOAA Climate.gov 


 Etienne Kapikian 





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.”



 Second warning





First warning 

Andrew Simms 

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 


 Zack Labe

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. 


Mika Rantanen

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






Latest view of the #medicane in the central Mediterranean: impressive structure! Now beginning to track eastwards towards Greece. Video: @meteociel 




'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.


Guy Walton

 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



  Neil Kaye 

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


 Etienne Kapikian 

Précédent record : 49.6°C à Nassiriya le 01-09-2016.




Températures maximales supérieures ou égales à 50°C dans le monde en 2018




This graph from @dmidk and @ZLabe shows the monthly average sea ice extent in Northern hemisphere since 1979, as observed by @eumetsat@OSISAF. #climatechange#ParisAgreement


  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.



 Zack Labe

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.


Robert Rohde

 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.


 Stefan Rahmstorf


 Andrew Freedman 

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


Stefan Rahmstorf

"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:




 Lars Kaleschke

 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.



Zack Labe

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.



Guy Walton

 This spell's trouble for Europe


Zack Labe 

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.


 Mika Rantanen @mikarantane Jul 19

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. 





Worse climate change in the offing

BONN, 13 November, 2017 – The world has been given a stark warning by some of its leading scientists: there is much worse climate change on the way.


NASA, NOAA data show 2016 warmest year on record globally


Asian temperatures could rise disastrously


Profligate fossil fuel use could cause Asian temperatures to rise by 6°C, bringing floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions.

LONDON, 21 July, 2017 – Unrestrained climate change could have serious consequences by forcing Asian temperatures drastically upwards; it could limit economic growth and reverse recent human advances for hundreds of millions, according to a new study. 


Climate refugees will search hard for homes

Where can the climate refugees go, if 2 billion are driven away by rising tides, and the interior available becomes ever more inhospitable?

LONDON, 29 June, 2017 – By 2060, around 1.4 bn people could be climate refugees, driven from low-lying coastal cities by sea level rise. By 2100, as the global population may have reached 11bn, there could be 2bn climate refugees.



Climate change causes killer heatwaves

LONDON, 14 June, 2017 – In southern Asia, mortality is likely to rise with the thermometer. Researchers have established a direct link between global warming and heat-related deaths from killer heatwaves.

A tiny rise of 0.5°C in mean summer temperatures in India or another comparable tropical developing nation could result in a 146% rise in mass death from the heat.

The message is that even moderate increases in mean temperature will have negative effects on human health. And for the poorest – and in India more than 300 million people live on an income of less than $1.25 a day – the effects could be fatal.


Weekly Arctic sea ice age between 1984 and 2016


Paris 1.5°C target may be smashed by 2026

What appears to be a recent change to a positive phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation is likely to accelerate global warming, breaking through the agreed Paris target of 1.5°C by as early as 2026.


As Arctic Ice Vanishes, New Shipping Routes Open

As global warming melts sea ice across the Arctic, shipping routes once thought impossible — including directly over the North Pole — may open up by midcentury. But high costs may keep the new routes from being used right away.


About 13.1 Million People Could Be Displaced by Rising Sea Levels, Study Suggests

As of January 4, 2017, the sea level is about 88.2 milliliters, as per NASA's Vital Signs of the Planet. The rate of change of sea level is estimated to be 3.4 milliliters per year.


We owe our planet this climate march. But we also owe it – very faint – hope

If the capitulation of some parts of the establishment, and the invigoration of some progressive leaders, count as two small positives, there’s also a third: the unleashing of the full energy of lots and lots of people who have had to speak more softly in the past.


Cold snap: massive iceberg just off coast draws Canadians eager for close-up

The iceberg, which has dwarfed the nearby small town of Ferryland, is estimated to measure some 46 metres (150ft) at its highest point. “It’s the biggest one I ever seen around here,” mayor Adrian Kavanagh told the Canadian Press. “It’s a huge iceberg and it’s in so close that people can get a good photograph of it.”


Rising Walls, Falling Bridges

Even more than politics, all weather is local. So, while most of the nation basked in record warmth this week, the West Coast was battered again by a system carrying enough water vapor to equal the flow of about 10 Mississippi Rivers.

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The U.S. is Poised to Set a Record-Setting Record

There have been 3,146 record highs set for the month-to-date compared to only 27 record lows, ensuring February will go down as the 27th month in a row with more highs than lows. The astonishing 116-to-1 ratio of highs to lows would easily set a record for the most lopsided monthly ratio in history. There have also been 248 monthly record highs and no monthly record lows.


Images Show Impact of Sea Level Rise on Global Icons

Long-term sea level rise set in motion by near-term carbon emissions threatens major coastal cities across the world. Here we present paired images showing how iconic locations — in London, Shanghai, Mumbai, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Durban and New York — could fare under scenarios of business as usual vs. a sharp transition to clean energy.


Australia’s new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat

Australians are no strangers to hot weather. But for the past week large parts of the continent have suffered a heatwave of unusual length and intensity. Temperature records were beaten in cities and rural towns around the country.


 It's more than just climate change

The disparity is even greater when inequality within countries is included. For example, about 50 percent of the world's people live on less than $3 per day, 75 percent on less than $8.50, and 90 percent on less than $23. One effect of this inequality is that the top 10 percent produce almost as much total carbon emissions as the bottom 90 percent combined.


Heat waves are not unusual in Australia

This map shows peak land surface temperatures between February 7 and 14, 2017, a period when some of the most extreme heating occurred. The map is based on data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.


Heat Is On for 2017, Just Not Record-Setting

While that streak is expected to end, in part because of the demise of one of the strongest El Niños on record, 2017 is still expected to be among the hottest years in more than 130 years of record keeping, according to a forecast from the U.K. Met Office.




Arctic ice melt 'already affecting weather patterns where you live right now'

The dramatic melting of Arctic ice is already driving extreme weather that affects hundreds of millions of people across North America, Europe and Asia, leading climate scientists have told the Guardian.


2016 Is Days Away from Sealing Record-Hot Spot

It will be the third straight record-setting year — and of the 17 hottest years, 16 have been this century — a clear sign of the human-caused rise in global temperatures caused by the buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases over the past century.


Climate Change Will Stir ‘Unimaginable’ Refugee Crisis

Climate change is set to cause a refugee crisis of “unimaginable scale,” according to senior military figures, who warn that global warming is the greatest security threat of the 21st century and that mass migration will become the “new normal”.


Temperature and Precipitation Maps

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October 2016 tied with 2003 as the third highest for October in the 137-year period of record, at 0.73°C (1.31°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.1°F).


Was that climate change? Scientists are getting faster at linking extreme weather to warming

Is it still true to say you can’t point to any single extreme weather event and claim you can’t link it to human-caused climate change?

Plenty of people seem to think this is still the case. But a rapidly evolving field of climate science suggests that it’s not. 


Cumbrian lakes hold a centuries-long flood record

Any plan to protect homes and businesses from flooding has to understand the scale of the problem being confronted.


These Images Show Near-Record Low 2016 Arctic Sea Ice

This year has been exceptional by many standards. March saw the lowest sea ice maximum ever recorded followed by a string of record low months. The Northwest Passage opened up, allowing a luxury cruise ship to travel from Anchorage to New York. And a freak storm in August turned ice thin and brittle near the North Pole.


August Ties July as Hottest Month Ever on Record

In NASA’s dataset, August marks the 11th record-setting month in a row. That streak goes back 15 months through July in data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Each agency handles the global temperature data slightly differently and uses a different period of comparison, leading to slight differences in the monthly and yearly temperature numbers. Overall, though, both datasets show clear agreement in the overall warming trend.


FactCheck Q&A: as the climate changes, are 750 million refugees predicted to move away from flooding?


Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure in the UK, government advisers have warned. FactCheck Q&A: as the climate changes, are 750 million refugees predicted to move away from flooding? 


Temperatures in India reach a terrifying 123 degrees

India is no stranger to high temperatures and large disasters: 2015 was an especially devastating year for the country, with heat, drought, and floods killing hundreds of citizens. All of these disasters have been linked to climate change, which especially affects developing nations like India, where over 20 percent of the population lives on less than $1.90 a day and 300 million lack electricity.


World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns

Last year, earthquakes, floods, heatwaves and landslides left 22,773 people dead, affected 98.6 million others and caused $66.5bn (£47bn) of economic damage (pdf). Yet the international community spends less than half of one per cent of the global aid budget on mitigating the risks posed by such hazards.


Why is 2016 smashing heat records?

January and February have both broken temperature records. Karl Mathiesen examines how much is down to El Niño versus manmade climate change http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/04/is-el-nino-or-climate-change-behind-the-run-of-record-temperatures 

 NOAA and NASA Team Up to Investigate Strong El Niño

America’s two leading climate science agencies are conducting an unprecedented survey via land, sea and air to investigate the current El Niño event and better understand its impact on weather systems that have brought both parched and soaking conditions to North America.


How melting Arctic ice may have set off era of vicious East Coast snow storms

Cohen, who works at Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., has developed and published research that support a connection between declining Arctic ice and more severe East Coast storms.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/02/05/how-melting-arctic-ice-may-have-set-off-era-of-vicious-east-coast-snow-storms/2016 02 07.jpg - 229.31 KB‘Absurdly’ high Arctic warmth drives sea ice to record low

Record warm Arctic air temperatures running an astonishing 11 degrees F above average at the surface helped drive sea ice to a record low in January.


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With its latest annual effort at what is known as decadal forecasting, the Met Office is predicting that global temperatures will continue to rise from 2016 through 2020, with those years likely falling between 0.5° and 1.4°F (0.28 and 0.77°C) above the 1981-2010 average.

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So here are six that you might have missed, but that tell us a few things about the state of the climate and the state of the public’s thinking on global warming.


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Watch All of 2015’s Weather in Super High-Def

Another year of wild weather is behind us. But thanks to EUMETSAT, you can now relive it in amazing high-definition video from space.      http://www.climatecentral.org/news/2015-weather-high-def-19981

Ocean Warming is Making Floods Worse, Study Finds

Globally, surface temperatures in 2015 broke a record that had been set only one year before. The change in the phase of the ocean cycle is also expected to flush surface waters back across the Pacific Ocean toward the West Coast, where sea level rise will worsen flooding.


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2015 becomes warmest year on record, say meteorologists

The Met Office figures show that 2015 was 0.75C warmer than the long-term average between 1961-1990.

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 Climate Change: 2015 Was The Hottest Year On Record, And This Year Is Likely To Be Even Hotter


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How This El Niño Is And Isn’t Like 1997

So it’s no wonder that it is the touchstone event that people think of when they hear that name. And naturally, as the current El Niño event has gained steam, the comparisons to 1997 have been increasingly bandied about.


Strong El Niño Brings Warmer Global Temperatures

The strong El Niño is likely playing a role as the average global temperature of an El Niño year is 0.4°F higher than a La Niña year. However, the strong El Niño is not solely responsible for the warming planet. Global temperatures have been trending upward since 1950, regardless of whether or not the Pacific Ocean was in an El Niño, La Niña, or neutral phase. In fact, La Niña years in the 21st Century are now warmer than El Niño years just 30 years ago.



Climate Chart of the Year? Record Heat, Of Course

The world is getting hotter. And hotter, and hotter...


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The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

The rate of global warming has increased with each passing decade. A couple of studies published this year show that the rate will not only continue to rise, but soon be one the earth hasn’t seen since the Vikings found their way to Greenland (and possibly longer than that). Warming will be fastest in the northern hemisphere, which just so happens to be where most humans live.

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 El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact

 The strongest El Nino weather cycle on record is likely to increase the threat of hunger and disease for millions of people in 2016, aid agencies say.


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 The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen-and much faster than climate scientists expected


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 2016 set to be hottest year on record globally

The forecast comes just five days after 195 nations agreed a historic deal to fight global warming at a UN summit in Paris by keeping the world’s temperature rise under 2C, with an ambition to restrict the rise to 1.5C.

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Arctic Gets Check-Up: Temperature Highest on Record

The Arctic has just received its yearly checkup from a group of international scientists, and the patient isn’t looking well.

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The Globe’s Hottest Year Just Keeps Getting Hotter

 On Monday, NASA released its latest monthly temperature data for the globe. And it’s perhaps no surprise that this November was the warmest on record for the planet.

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Weather disasters occurred almost daily over last decade, UN says

Floods and heatwaves frequency almost double in two decades, but scientists say ‘jury is out’ on how much is due to climate change.


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Extreme Weather Tied to Over 600,000 Deaths Over 2 Decades

GENEVA — Weather-related disasters in the past two decades have killed more than 600,000 people and inflicted economic losses estimated at trillions of dollars, the United Nations said on Monday, warning that the frequency and impact of such events was set to rise.


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What Passing a Key CO2 Mark Means to Climate Scientists

This week is a big one for our world. Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels climbed above the 400 parts per million (ppm) at the Mauna Loa Observatory and it’s distinctly possible they won’t be back below that level again in our lifetimes.

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Climate Change Could Drive More Than 100 Million Into Poverty by 2030, Report Says

Poor countries face the most risk as global warming worsens. For one, regions in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will be worst hit by higher temperatures, according to the report. Globally, poor households are more vulnerable to increases in food prices, and poor communities are often built in areas most susceptible to the risks of climate change like flooding.

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New York Prepares for Up to 6 Feet of Sea Level Rise

About 500,000 people live on the 120 square miles of land that lie less than 6 feet above the mean high tide line in the state of New York. More than $100 billion in property value exists in that area.


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2050 weather forecasts

The UN’s mock weather forecasts from the future are part of the cultural revolution needed to address global warming


Pentagon: global warming will change how US military trains and goes to war

Global warming is changing the way the US trains for and goes to war – affecting war games, weapons systems, training exercises, and military installations – according to the Pentagon.



Pentagon to rank global warming as destabilising force

US defence review says military planners should factor climate change into long-term strategy


September 2014 Was Warmest on Record, NASA Data Shows


Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds

Norwegian Refugee Council finds ‘mega disasters’ such as typhoons and hurricanes drove 22 million people from homes


Natural disasters displaced three times as many people as war last year – even as 2013 was a horrific year for conflict – with 22 million people driven out of their homes by floods, hurricanes and other hazards, a new study has found.

Twice as many people now lose their homes to disaster as in the 1970s, and more people move into harm’s way each year, the study by the Norwegian Refugee Council found.

2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency

Global average temperatures in September were highest ever, following warmest year to date since 1998


All of the world’s top 10 warmest years have occurred since 2000. Climate studies have shown the world is poised for more warmth as the amounts of carbon dioxide rise. Last month, figures revealed carbon dioxide levels rose by the highest amount in 30 years in 2013.

NASA, Other Data Show Globe Had Warmest October 2014

Data from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) show this October was 1.4°F above the 1951-1980 average they use as their baseline. That didn’t set a monthly mark, as did August and September, but rather tied 2005 as the warmest October since 1880. That keeps 2014 on track to be the hottest year on record.

 Climate change is increasing the intensity of extreme weather events

Far from being isolated, the Philippines typhoon Haiyan followed other extraordinary meteorological events that are becoming more frequent and increasingly severe


13 of 14 warmest years on record occurred in 21st century – UN


Hottest on Record for a Fifth Month This Year

“It is becoming pretty clear that 2014 will end up as the warmest year on record,” said Deke Arndt, chief of climate monitoring for NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. “The remaining question is: How much?”


2013 in review: a year of increasing extreme weather events

John Vidal looks back at a year of record heatwaves, floods, rainstorms and cyclones


Australia's spring was the warmest on record, climate records show

 Daytime maximums were 2.07C above average in 2013, with temperature rises recorded across virtually entire country


Climate change 'will make hundreds of millions homeless'

It is increasingly likely that hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from their homelands in the near future as a result of global warming. That is the stark warning of economist and climate change expert Lord Stern following the news last week that concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere had reached a level of 400 parts per million (ppm).


The Arctic's Northern Sea Route by on Prezi


Watch 27 years of 'old' Arctic ice melt away in seconds

 A video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a disturbing trend in the age of Arctic ice


The Green Climate Fund is not a charity but an investment in our shared future

A world that does not manage to curb global warming is an insecure world. A series of recent reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes it abundantly clear. 


Extreme weather 'will cost lives and billions of pounds of damage'

Lives could be lost and billions of pounds of damage caused to households and businesses as a result of extreme weather, a senior climate researcher has warned, as Britain is about to experience its warmest year since records began.


Climate change will increase extreme rainfall; drought, NASA says (VIDEO)

 A new report by the US space agency NASA says that temperate regions will experience more drought while the tropics more extreme rains in the future.


2012 among the 10 warmest years on record, figures show

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 Climate change threatens emerging superpowers, warns report


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Arctic ice melting at 'amazing' speed, scientists find



UN Climate Report Rings Alarm, Offers Guidance

“Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history,” the report states. “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia.”