Since the 1990s at least, climatologists, meteorologists and other involved scientists have disagreed on the specifics of the effects of global warming and climate change. All non-skeptics have always agreed on one concept, however: Extreme weather events will become more and more frequent as the general planetary environment degrades.
On Oct. 17, I was told by officials to prepare for a possible evacuation from my home in Gold Hill due to the rapid progression of the Calwood FireSource: denverpost.com
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) pointed out that 2020 will be one of the three warmest years in historySource: greenwichtime.com
Paddling in a canoe through the flood waters left by Hurricane Eta in his rural village near the north coast of Honduras, Adán Herrera took stock of the damageSource: theguardian.com
Wealthy nations have done little to tackle the harmful emissions that cause climate threatsSource: news24.com
The number of people affected and displaced by conflicts and natural disasters has almost doubled over the past decade and continues to riseSource: scoop.co.nz
Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said on MondaySource: news24.com
LONDON (Reuters) - The planet is showing signs it’s in peril. In recent weeks, the world has seen ferocious wildfires in the U.SSource: reuters.com
LONDON (Reuters) – The planet is showing signs it’s in peril. In recent weeks, the world has seen ferocious wildfires in the U.SSource: metro.us
When it comes to climate change, professional cycling faces something of a paradoxSource: theguardian.com
Equity markets have generally ignored the increasing number of natural disasters over the past 50 years and tougher rules are needed to make investors aware of the dangers posed bySource: theguardian.com
Suzy Kastura had less than an hour to pack before the floodwaters gushed into her home in the central Michigan town of MidlandSource: theguardian.com
DHYE, Nepal — High in the Himalayas, on a rugged plateau dotted with empty mud huts, an exodus has begun. In the village of Dhye, crops are stubby, dead stalksSource: nytimes.com
Unquestionably, the most urgent and demanding crisis of our times is climate change and the need for climate justice. The world is getting warmer. The science is undeniableSource: greenleft.org.au
Analysis of 40 years of Dublin’s temperature records shows extreme temperature events have increased by up to 20 per cent in just eight yearsSource: irishtimes.com
António Guterres sounded the alarm at the launch of the UN’s assessment of the global climate in 2019Source: theguardian.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change raised the chances of Australia’s extreme fire season by at least 30%, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World WeatherSource: thetelegraph.com
WASHINGTON — Climate change raised the chances of Australia’s extreme fire season by at least 30%, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather AttributionSource: therepublic.com
The recent bushfires in Australia were exacerbated not only by global warming but also by other factorsSource: irishtimes.com
Climate breakdown and the global crisis of environmental degradation are increasing violence against women and girls, while gender-based exploitation is in turn hampering our ability to tackle the crises,Source: theguardian.com
The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, informally known as Davos for the Swiss ski town where it’s held, is typically a conference about the economy and geopoliticsSource: time.com
Los Angeles, United States - Like Greta Thunberg, University of Southern California activist Kayla Soren has been spreading global awareness about climate concernsSource: aljazeera.com
LONDON -- Environmental issues make up the top five risks to the global economy for the coming decade, organizers of next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resortSource: abcnews.go.com
LONDON (AP) — Environmental issues make up the top five risks to the global economy for the coming decade, organizers of next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss skiSource: trib.com
LONDON (AP) — Environmental issues make up the top five risks to the global economy for the coming decade, organizers of next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss skiSource: myjournalcourier.com
LONDON (AP) Environmental issues dominate the global risks for top decision-makers over the coming decade, organizers of next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort ofSource: pinerivertimes.com
Mankind has already left its mark on the natural Earth in the industrial era, and many extreme weather events may be traced to this environmental damage. Along with developing technology for carbon capture and developing more Earth-friendly infrastructure, humans must also deal with the consequences of climate change now in the form of extreme weather events.
The US-commissioned National Climate Assessment of 2018 asserted that “Human-induced climate change has already increased the number and strength of some of these extreme events. Over the last 50 years, much of the U.S. has seen increases in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, heavy downpours, and in some regions, severe floods and droughts.”
And if we so choose to take a pragmatic angle, we can measure the increase in extreme weather events by dollar value rather than human cost. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center recorded some 117 billion-dollar disasters in the years 2010 through 2019; compare this to the 59 recorded by the same agency between 2000 and 2009. The NOAA has additionally reported that, in the 14 growing seasons between 2005-2018, some 13 major droughts hit the country’s farmland for a cumulative cost of nearly $95 billion.
Again, disagreement on the exact relationship between a given extreme weather event cum disaster and the global effect of climate change is rife, but when seeing the images of a flooded Venice, a New Orleans destroyed by hurricane and infrastructure collapse, or a Puerto Rico trashed tip to tail by angry oceans, it’s essentially impossible to deny the reality of extreme weather caused by climate change.
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