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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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Nestle and the California Drought

by Daniel Brouse There is a lot of misleading information trending in social-media about Nestle and the California drought. The facts of the matter are: Most of the water in California is used for agriculture. Nearly 50 billion cubic metres (13 trillion gallons) of water is used in California each year. Nestle bottled water plants […]

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California Wildfires Burn Over 700 Homes

The extreme weather conditions have fueled wildfires in Northern California. “I’m in shock. I want to cry. I’m looking at my neighbors’ places, and they’re all gone, and I’m still here,” Middletown homeowner Jim Maurer said. “We’re just shaking our heads.” The AP reports: The fire and another in the Gold Rush country of the […]

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Simultaneous Category 4 Hurricanes

NOAA reports: Three major hurricanes continue over the Pacific Ocean this morning. Hurricane Ignacio is centered about 320 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph – a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but interests in the Hawaiian […]

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EPA: Climate Change Report

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released one of the most comprehensive analyses to date on the economic, health and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action. The peer-reviewed report, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action,” examines how future impacts and damages of climate change across […]

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Catastrophic Impacts of Climate Change

A study by University College London (UCL) concludes we heave severely underestimated the health impacts of global warming. “The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will dramatically increase.” “In essence, whether we respond to “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century” is no longer a technical or economic question — it is […]

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