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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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China And Climate Change

In a unique statement, the ranking weather official for China has come out publicly about global warming.  The BBC reports: Climate change could have a “huge impact” on China, reducing crop yields and harming the environment, the country’s top weather scientist has warned, in a rare official admission. Zheng Guogang told Xinhua news agency that […]

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Record-Setting Rain

On April 29, 2014, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite observed the heavy rain that produced floods near Pensacola, Florida. The National Weather Service reported record-setting rainfall totals of more than 380 mm (15 inches) in Pensacola from the storm system that inundated the southeastern and eastern United States in recent days. This image shows […]

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Extreme Weather Hits U.S., England and Australia

The United States, England and Australia are all experiencing severe and extreme weather events. In the United States, the East and Southeast have been hit with all types of winter storms. On the West Coast, the drought has reached critical stages of water conservation, as well as, causing wildfires. England is getting hit with the […]

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Climate Change in the United States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says: The Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events—like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures—are already affecting society and ecosystems. Scientists are confident that many of the observed changes in the climate can be linked to the increase in […]

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Belief in Anthropogenic Climate Change

From the American Meteorological Society A series of polls provides new tests for how weather influences public beliefs about climate change. Statewide data from 5000 random-sample telephone interviews conducted on 99 days over 2.5 yr (2010–12) are merged with temperature and precipitation indicators derived from U.S. Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) station records. The surveys carry […]

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Q: Why Did the Sea Level Drop?

A: Because the rain fell on Australia. By Alan Buis, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory David Hosansky, National Center for Atmospheric Research A unique and complex set of circumstances came together over Australia from 2010 to 2011 to cause Earth’s smallest continent to be the biggest contributor to the observed drop in global sea level rise […]

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The President’s Climate Change Action Plan

President Obama released his action plan to deal with global warming. Coal company stocks were hammered on the news. PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CLIMATE ACTION PLAN “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the […]

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Canada Floods

Three people have died and 100,000 have been forced to evacuate due to flooding in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The water level reached as high as the 10th level of the hockey stadium. “This is incredible. I’ve seen a little bit of flooding in Calgary before. I don’t think any of us have seen anything like […]

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Death Toll in Indian Monsoon Flooding

The severe weather event in India has a rising death toll. Currently at 500, it is expected to rise to over 1,000. More than 60,000 people have been stranded. ” Uttrakhand state Chief Minister Vijay Bahguna said 556 bodies have been noticed buried deep in slush and the army was trying to recover them. He […]

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