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Category: Drought

Is the World Running Out of Clean Water?

With the world’s population approaching 7 billion people, we are encountering a threat of a lack of clean drinking water. Now is the time to start conserving water and considering processes to alleviate the lack of clean drinking water.

NASA's Top Climate Scientist: U.S. South Could Become Uninhabitable

Well, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise to see this statement from NASA’s James Hansen, perhaps the top climate scientist in the world. But it’s a statement we seem to keep ignoring. Here’s the statement I’m referring to:

β€œClimate change β€” human-made global warming β€” is happening. It is already having noticeable impacts…. If we stay on with business as usual, the southern U.S. will become almost uninhabitable.”

US Disasters in 2011 Set New Record

Yep, that’s a graph of U.S. disasters according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Looks a bit like the graphs of greenhouse gas emissions, doesn’t it? Looks completely opposite the trend of Arctic sea ice. Strange…

Temperature Extremes Projected To Worsen

Scientists estimate that within the next decade or so extremely hot temperatures will occur every Summer in regions that only occasionally experience extreme temperatures. Warming of the planet is occurring globally…

Extreme Wildfires & Drought Strike Extreme Global Warming Denying State, Texas

If you haven’t heard, Texas has been fighting massive wildfires this week. Yes, the state forced to pray for rain that denies climate science, for the most part (their state climate scientists don’t), is getting hit with tremendous natural disasters. We haven’t covered the Texas wildfires much (so little time, so much to cover), so thought I’d share this excellent coverage of the topic by Dr. Joe Romm of Climate Progress. Check it out (full repost below the top picture):

Here is irony befitting a Shakespearean tragedy. Gov. Rick Perry finally got what he called on all Texans to pray for β€” some rain – but it was almost entirely dumped elsewhere and the winds of Tropical Storm Lee merely served to stoke the most brutal wildfires anyone had ever seen.