Another unforeseen effect of warming waters and a changing ocean

The synergy between ocean currents, wind patterns, and warmer ocean temperatures is fascinating -- if only it weren't going to produce so many problems for humans and other life. If the Gulf Stream current that warms Europe stops, as many feel it will soon, a lot of Europe will have an entirely different climate which … Continue reading Another unforeseen effect of warming waters and a changing ocean

Your weather forecast just isn’t as good because of the shutdown

The shutdown is having so many unexplored adverse effects on the world we live in. This is one that could prove important if we get a dangerous storm. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/01/07/national-weather-service-is-open-your-forecast-is-worse-because-shutdown/? Capital Weather Gang The National Weather Service is ‘open,’ but your forecast is worse because of the shutdown By Angela Fritz January 7 at 3:46 PM … Continue reading Your weather forecast just isn’t as good because of the shutdown

Looking to the past for solutions to today’s water programs — in Peru

It's both encouraging and discouraging that so many solutions to problems caused by climate change are local. It's encouraging because individual or small group responses are often the fastest == in this case, addressing a local water shortage caused by global warming. It's discouraging because our time frame for effective action to combatting global warming … Continue reading Looking to the past for solutions to today’s water programs — in Peru

Polar vortex expected to split in thirds — winter is Not over

Only weather geeks will need/want to read this entire (excellent) article. Bottom line is that the US and western Europe is predicted to get severe weather beginning in mid-January to mid-February. The primary discussion is the temperatures rather than the level of precipitation but don't put away your warm clothes yet. https://www.axios.com/polar-vortex-is-about-to-split-up-5c2e7460-67fb-49da-b73a-079ffbe205b9.html The polar vortex … Continue reading Polar vortex expected to split in thirds — winter is Not over

Guardian UK’s fine articles in response to the climate report Trump tried to bury

As usual, the Guardian UK's coverage of climate change and global warming is superb. I highly recommend these five articles, published at one a day the last week of November. They are well worth your time if you'd like to better understand where this country stands now and what will happen as we fail to … Continue reading Guardian UK’s fine articles in response to the climate report Trump tried to bury

Read the source material — a link for the 4th National Climate Assessment

This is the other document that was issued the Friday after Thanksgiving but (thankfully) was noticed despite the timing of its release. This is a direct link to: FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT  Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability … Continue reading Read the source material — a link for the 4th National Climate Assessment