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Climate Change Breaks Multiple Records with Global Impacts

The World Meteorological Organization (WHO) issued a report that states records for 2016: a record global temperature exceptionally low sea ice unabated sea level rise ocean heat Extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. “This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 °C above the […]

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Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Toxic Crops

by Daniel Brouse The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report that examines how climate change is increasing the toxicity of crops. Crop Toxicity Extreme weather events, such as “drought and high temperatures, can trigger the accumulation in crops of chemical compounds that are toxic to animals and humans.” The report goes on […]

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Temperature Reaches 123 Degrees in India

The temperature went over 123 degrees (50C) in India. This was the highest temperature ever recorded in the country. “Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 24 hours, along and off Andhra Pradesh coast during the next 48 hours and also and off […]

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Billion People Face Global Flooding

The BBC reports, a British aid charity is warning that by 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change. A study by Christian Aid says the US, China and India are among the countries most threatened. It says the Indian cities […]

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Alaska Continues to Break Records

NOAA reports: During the first third of the year, January–April, the average temperature for the contiguous United States was 4.0 degrees F above the 20th-century average, making this period the second warmest on record. Alaska continues to break records for the warmest year to date on record, while 34 states across the West, Great Plains, […]

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Canada Wildfires

FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA — More than 80,000 people needed to be evacuated from the city of Fort McMurray in Canada’s Northern Alberta. The mandatory evacuation covered all of Fort McMurray and is the largest evacuation on record in Canada. The fire has already destroyed over 1,600 buildings, including a new school. Resident Neil Scott told […]

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Killing Ourselves With Climate Change

WASHINGTON DC — Climate change is maiming and killing humans. “This isn’t just about glaciers and the polar bears; it’s about the health of our family and our kids,” said Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, one of eight U.S. agencies that contributed to the report. “To protect ourselves and future generations, we […]

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Significant Climate Events

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) > November 2015 was the warmest November on record for the globe. > January-November 2015 (YTD) was the warmest such period on record for the globe. > September-November (N. Hemisphere fall) was the warmest such period on record for the globe. > The November 2015 average global sea surface […]

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Strongest Hurricane On Record

NOAA — Hurricane Patricia is the strongest hurricane on record in the National Hurricane Center’s area of responsibility (AOR) which includes the Atlantic and the eastern North Pacific basins. The minimum central pressure estimated from the aircraft data, 880 mb, is the lowest ever for our AOR. Maximum sustained winds remain near 200 mph (325 […]

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Sixth 1000-year Rain Since 2010

Human induced climate change is causing more volatile and extreme weather events. The rain in South Carolina was the 6th 1000-year rain since 2010. We are not saying that the Earth’s temperature is just going to rise. In general, as energy is added to a system, the fluctuations in the system increase. So, we expect […]

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    • One Trillion Ton Iceberg
      By Daniel Brouse An iceberg weighing over one trillion tons (about the size of Delaware) broke off Antarctica. “Antarctica contains 90% of the world’s fresh water as ice. If all the ice melts, sea levels will rise by 60 meters (200 feet). The sea ice melting doesn’t raise the sea level as the ice is […]
    • Bounty of the Sea: More Plastic Than Fish?
      The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum, in a report called The New Plastics Economy  (which looks at the amount of plastic that ends up in the sea) claims there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. “If we continue dumping plastic in the sea at the present rate, […]
    • Why “Fresh Air and Sunshine” is Dangerous
      By Daniel Brouse Q: Do you know what are two of the most dangerous exposures for children and the elderly? A: Fresh air and sunshine. Either may be hazardous; however, when fresh air and sunshine are combined, the result can be extreme. On days like today, do not go out and play. The sun can […]
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    • Philadelphia Area Air Quality Alert
      By Daniel Brouse Many days in the Philadelphia region are not healthy for breathing. On “Ozone Action Alert Days” you are advised to avoid outside activities. Children should not play outdoors. Avoid running and other fitness activities. Do not breathe in un-conditioned air. Low level ozone is volatile and causes micro-explosions in your lungs that […]
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      West Chester, Pennsylvania holds an annual event on the first Sunday of June called “Super Sunday”. The streets are closed for crafts, vendors, children’s activities and live music.
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      Toward the right side of this enhanced-color scene is a broad notch in the crest of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars. Wheel tracks in that area were left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it observed "Perseverance Valley" from above in the spring of 2017.
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      Wildfire struck rugged woodlands near Yosemite, causing sporadic evacuations of nearby towns and spreading smoke as far as Idaho.
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