Category: Extreme Weather

cities and global warming and climate change

Parts of New South Wales, Australia’s most populated state, and an area of Western Australia, saw record high minimum temperatures of 33 Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) last week. The maximum is expected to soar to more than 45C (113F) on Wednesday in parts of New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. “Avoid physical activity, stay well […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Hurricanes, Cyclones Gathering Strength Editor’s Note: This study was published just weeks before Hurricane Michael rearranged the Florida panhandle. The IPCC AR5 presents a strong body of scientific evidence that most of the global warming observed over the past half century is very likely due to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. But what does this change mean […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Climate Change Risks Spark New Types Of Insurance Policies Coral reefs, mangroves and even some fish could soon have their own insurance policies as the industry seeks new ways to boost protection for those affected by the ocean changes wrought by climate change. Warmer sea temperatures have led to more intense storms in the Atlantic […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Human Activities Causing Global Warming The climate of the United States is strongly connected to the changing global climate. The statements below highlight past, current, and projected climate changes for the United States and the globe. Global annually averaged surface air temperature has increased by about 1.8°F (1.0°C) over the last 115 years (1901–2016). This […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Tensions Rising With Tides and Temperatures Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have poured new fuel on the debate over man-made climate change. It’s unfortunate that there is even a debate at all. We are wasting critical time and resources as we seek to justify our overconsumption and our fascination with capitalizing on the misfortunes of […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Climate Change Now Taught In Public Schools Fernando Rojas is holding up a photograph of a pocket of countryside, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, that has been his home, his livelihood, and his passion for all of his 74 years. His picture shows a lake, brimming with water, in front of a […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Coastal Cities Unprepared For Extreme Hurricanes After the storm, after the flooding, after the investigations, the US realized what happened to New Orleans on August 29, 2005 was not a natural disaster. The levee system built by the US Army Corps of Engineers had structural flaws, and those flaws were awaiting the right circumstances. New […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sparked By Deforestation In Amazon In Brazil’s biggest city, a record dry season and rising demand for water has led to a punishing drought. It has actually been raining quite heavily over the last few days around Sao Paulo but it has barely made a drop of difference because of climate change. The main reservoir […]

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Thermal Momentum Will Change Life In Many Cities If it feels hot to you now in the dog days of this summer, imagine a time when summertime Boston starts feeling like Miami and even Montana sizzles. Thanks to climate change, that day is coming by the end of the century, making it harder to avoid […]

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