Extreme Heat And Extreme Drought Are Occurring Together With Terrifying Frequency

Heat waves and droughts are each bad enough on their own. A new study found that the two hazards are occurring simultaneously in the United States with startling frequency. — Read on http://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2020/09/26/extreme-heat-and-extreme-drought-are-occurring-together-with-terrifying-frequency/

California fires’ carbon dioxide effect are HUGE — a must read

Washington Post puts out sterling daily emails on the environment and climate change. This is a particularly scary one.  By Dino Grandoniwith Alexandra Ellerbeck EmailCalifornia's fires are putting a huge amount of carbon dioxide into the airCalifornia’s unprecedented wildfires, driven by man-made climate change, are pumping the atmosphere with tens of millions of tons of carbon dioxide that … Continue reading California fires’ carbon dioxide effect are HUGE — a must read

China’s search for protein grows

The Japanese have often been viewed as the villains in the harvesting of the ocean because of multiple short-sighted practices. For example, their practice of harvesting virtually all of the available krill in major feeding areas (to add a shine to face cream) means that the life that is larger and needs krill to survive … Continue reading China’s search for protein grows

If you think it’s hot now, just wait

Earth was 130 degrees this week. It will be much hotter one day. As temperatures set new records, the world is predicted to just get hotter. But how hot could it get? BY MADELEINE STONE PUBLISHED AUGUST 20, 2020 As a heat wave roasted the western United States this week, temperatures in California’s Death Valley soared to … Continue reading If you think it’s hot now, just wait

It’s too late to stop the disintegration of the Greenland ice sheet

Note that the sea level increase largely caused by this melting will be three feet -- enough to large parts of the coastal areas of the United States, particularly along the East Coast and Florida. Here's an interactive map: https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/#/layer/slr/0/-11581024.663779823/5095888.569004184/5/satellite/none/0.8/2050/interHigh/midAccretion https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/14/weather/greenland-ice-sheet/index.html Greenland's ice sheet has melted to a point of no return, according to new … Continue reading It’s too late to stop the disintegration of the Greenland ice sheet

As if rolling power outages and firestorms aren’t enough, CA just had a “firenado”

Tornado strength winds and strong firestorms in California are combining in odd and frightening ways. Both articles discuss the warnings given, how the authorities analyzed the situation, and the eventual outcome as well as videos. It appears that the fire plus tornado killed at least one fire fighter. https://www.sacbee.com/news/weather-news/article244993335.html See also: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/16/california-wildfire-spawns-firenado-tornado-warning-issued

California getting hit (again) by rolling power outages and fire

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-16/california-faces-second-night-of-blackouts-amid-unrelenting-heat First Fires, Now Heat: Millions of Californians Back in the Dark By Mark Chediak , David R Baker , and Brian Eckhouse August 15, 2020, 9:43 PM EDT Updated on August 16, 2020, 10:58 AM EDT Scorcher is forecast to last through the middle of next weekRolling blackouts are the first since 2001 energy … Continue reading California getting hit (again) by rolling power outages and fire

Concerned about plastics in the ocean? Webinar 9AM EDT July 24

I'm already registered to attend. The PEW Charitable Trust does good things. View in web browserFriday 24th July 202009:00–10:30 EDT / 14:00–15:30 BST / 20:00–21:30 WIBThe Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ invite you to the global virtual launch of the new report "Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic … Continue reading Concerned about plastics in the ocean? Webinar 9AM EDT July 24