This was recently reposted over on CleanTechnica, from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), but I thought it made for a great Planetsave repost as well. It was written by SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith. The lead-in video is from the insightful and super talented Peter Sinclair. Check it out: “Welcome to the rest of
global warming extreme weather
Climate scientists have been warning use for decades that global warming isn’t just about higher temperatures — it’s also about some seriously extreme weather. Such weather, we all know, destroys homes, destroys offices, ruins cities, and kills people. It has taken awhile for the public (and the mainstream media) to make any connection between
If you follow climate science, you probably are well aware of the fact that even after you turn of the fossil fuel spicket, it takes awhile for the effects of the greenhouse gases to go away. All the more reason to act now, before things get completely out of control. Now, if you aren’t very aware of this issue above, this full post below by Meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters of WunderBlog should bring the point home:
In the 2004 science fiction movie The Day After Tomorrow, climate change causes catastrophic events through extreme weather. Powerful tornadoes rip through Los Angeles, a giant snowstorm hits New Delhi, and a massive tidal wave hits Manhattan, causing extreme flooding. All of this makes for good popcorn munching, brought to us by Hollywood, but it
Philippines is now suffering tremendous flooding most likely related to climate change — nice Christmas present, eh? The only way global warming deniers (or, “science deniers,” as I think I’m going to start calling them) can claim that the effects of global warming aren’t already hitting us is if they can prove that climate
Can you spell irony? In all seriousness, though, my grandparents live in Texas and I feel for their distress and those of others around their state. You would think this would help to wake more of the state up to the threat of global warming and climate change… let’s hope so. “Texas, Alabama and
Believe it or not (and it would be hard not to believe it), extreme weather is increasing in the U.S., and around the world, due to global warming. And 2011 was a record year for extreme weather. Wet and dry extremes hit an all-time high, as you can see in the chart above. Unfortunately,
Finally, a mainstream media company completely nails the link between global warming, climate change, and extreme weather. Here’s the video:
Following up on my post earlier today about how climate change equals more extreme weather, here’s is a full repost of an excellent Skeptical Science article I’ve been wanting to share. Great content and well-presented: by Rob Painting For a more technical version of this post, see here. It seems common sense that as the Earth warms
Well, if you weren’t painfully aware of this already, the UN has announced today that climate change is, without a doubt, linked to more extreme weather, such as heavier rains, more floods, more severe droughts, stronger hurricanes and cyclones, and more landslides. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), along with telling us that
When I first saw this piece in the Guardian, I thought “WTF?” The Guardian is actually the only mass media machine I really respect and follow on global warming and climate change issues. But this piece tearing into Gore for a quote that was not actually a Gore quote (but a Guardian journalist’s quote) was a shocker, and abysmal piece. Interestingly, it came from a climate scientist who doesn’t seem to be getting the respect his colleagues is getting. Anyway, here’s Dr. Joe Romm’s full debunking:
This is a question that has definitely popped into my mind. And, if you are at all familiar with the fact that climate change is not just about sea levels or heat but is also causing (and going to cause more) much more extreme weather or “global weirding” as some put it, you are probably curious as well.
Tornadoes, floods, wild weather… the world is not the same as it used to be. It’s always seen such “extreme weather events,” but not to the degree that it is seeing them today.