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Climate Disasters Made for Costliest Year

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports: 2017 will be remembered as a year of extremes for the U.S. as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, fires and freezes claimed hundreds of lives and visited economic hardship upon the nation. Recovery from the ravages of three major Atlantic hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. and an […]

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Save the Monkey Puzzle Tree

Wildfires in Chile are threatening the Monkey Puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana) some of which are over a thousand years old. Chile has been in an 8 year drought that is largely blamed on global warming. “Faced with this critical situation, there is no choice but to assume that the lack of water resources is a […]

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Yosemite Wildfire

One of the largest wildfires to ever hit California caused a smoke plume effecting air quality over 100 miles away. The fire has already destroyed over 110 structures and continues to burn out-of-control. ““It was like a bomb went off, exploded,” a firefighter said. “When the inversion lifted, the fog coming from the smoke, when […]

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Arizona Wildfire

Extreme weather conditions in the Southwestern United States have resulted in several wildfires. Nineteen of the world’s best firefighters were killed in the Arizona wildfire. The state of Arizona says: Yarnell Hill Fire Reported 45 Percent Contained (Posted July 3, 2013, at 9:32 p.m.) The Yarnell Hill Fire burning southwest of Prescott, Ariz., is reported […]

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Colorado Wildfires

Over 500 homes have been destroyed in the Colorado wildfires. According to NASA: The Royal Gorge fire in Colorado was first reported at 1 p.m. Tuesday June 11, south of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Arkansas River. It is estimated at 3800 acres. At present the Arkansas River has been closed from Spike Buck through […]

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More Fire, Less Snow

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer is yes, if it happened in New Mexico’s Jemez River Basin on June 26, 2011, at 1 p.m. local time. The tipping of one tree as it creaked and fell hinted at a […]

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Hot. Hot. Hot.

Australia — Temperatures in Australia are reaching high heights with the current heat wave. Bush fires are burning wild. Tomorrow, the  temperature is forecast as a high of 50 degrees… 50 centigrade… that’s 122 Fahrenheit. Wildfires in Tasmania are Devilish Global Warming And Climate Volatility Snow Covered Desert Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover is Retreating

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Acts Of God

Natural Disasters in August, 2012 August 30, 2012 Tropical Storm Tembin over the Korean Peninsula  August 29, 2012 Night View of Hurricane Isaac August 29, 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac August 29, 2012 Wildfires in Northwestern Wyoming August 28, 2012 Animation of Hurricane Isaac  August 28, 2012 Hurricane Isaac August 28, 2012 Mustang Complex Fires in […]

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Fires In Nepal

EARTH — Numerous forest fires were burning throughout Nepal when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Siwalik Hills on April 24, 2012. Nepalese officials say they have counted at least 225 fires burning; the largest has destroyed more than 600 hectares (1,480) acres of forest. […]

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Burn Scar

Nearly two months after being ignited by lightning, the Pagami Creek Fire in northern Minnesota was nearly contained when Landsat-5 acquired this image on October 10, 2011. Since August 18, the fire has been burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Superior National Forest. As of October 11, the fire had burned 92,682 […]

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