Extreme Weather

October 17, 2016--New EPA web portal helps communities prepare for climate change (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new online portal that will provide local leaders in the nation’s 40,000 communities with information and tools to increase resilience to climate change.


April 27, 2015--Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds (Guardian)

Extreme heatwaves and heavy rain storms are already happening with increasing regularity worldwide because of manmade climate change, according to new research. Global warming over the last century means heat extremes that previously only occurred once every 1,000 days are happening four to five times more often, the study published in Nature Climate Change said.


November 27, 2014--Global weather predicted to become increasingly extreme despite warnings (Independent)

Global weather will become increasingly extreme, with the planet facing rising surfacing temperatures, higher sea levels and flash flooding.


November 9, 2014--World governments failing Earth's ecosystems, says top conservationist (Guardian)

Governments are lagging behind on international commitments to safeguard the planet’s ecosystems, with politicians failing to grasp that economic growth depends upon environmental protection, the head of the world’s leading conservation organisation has warned.


November 5, 2014--Extreme weather 'will cost lives and billions of pounds of damage' (The Independent)

Lives could be lost and billions of pounds of damage caused to households and businesses as a result of extreme weather, a senior climate researcher has warned, as Britain is about to experience its warmest year since records began.


November 3, 2014--Earth pushes back (Circle of Blue)

There’s nothing demur about Mother Earth these days. She’s fuming and pushing back hard. Very hard. The Ebola emergency that began in West Africa and has since spread to two more continents has produced 5,000 deaths and is accelerating. Deep droughts engulf Brazil’s largest city and America’s largest state. Hurricanes drowned two major American cities since 2005.


April 16, 2014--Weather throws a curve (Environmental News Network)

Apparently the intense curve of the jet stream can predict the variability of an entire season and it is part of a 4,000 year pattern. Last winter's curvy jet stream in North America resulted in mild western temperatures and harsher cold temperatures in the east.


April 1, 2014--U.S. calls costs of inaction on global warming "catastrophic" (Denver Post)

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already-noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. And he's not alone.


March 29, 2014--UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming (Washington Post)

A United Nations panel of scientists is joining the list craze with what they call eight “key risks” that are part of broader “reasons for concern” about climate change. It’s part of a massive report on how global warming is affecting humans and the planet and how the future will be worse unless something is done about it.


February 18, 2014--Uncertainty a big hurdle in Colorado climate planning (Kitsap Sun)

There has been no subtlety to Colorado’s struggle with extreme weather in a changing climate the past 2 years. Wildfires, drought and floods along the state’s Front Range urban corridor from Colorado Springs north to Fort Collins brought images of scorched homes, washed out highways and submerged oil fields to TV screens worldwide.


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