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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1650 on: February 10, 2019, 02:27:28 pm »




Global Warming and the Colorado River

Len Rosen 👨‍🔬 👍 4 Feb 5th, 2019

February 5, 2019 – The United States Bureau of Land Reclamation reported this week that the Colorado River has reached a climate tipping point as global warming continues to dry up areas of the Western U.S.

The river is slowly dying because the sources that feed it are receiving less precipitation, and because of agricultural, urban and industrial water being drawn from it. Seven U.S. states compete for water rights along the Colorado, as do Indigenous American tribes, and Mexico. The jurisdictions from south to north are Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

Since 2000 the Southwestern United States has experienced temperatures above normal causing excessive evaporation in the Colorado River basin from the snowpack sources, tributary streams, and the two artificial lakes created behind the Hoover and Glen Canyon Dams. Both Lake Mead and Lake Powell have seen dramatic drops in water levels over this period of time. A recent study calculates the drop in flow by as much as 19% below pre-2000 levels.
 

With current global mean temperatures having risen 1 Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit), that translates to a 10% decline from norms in the mountain snowpack. And each additional degree will see that decline grow even further, something climatologists believe will happen well before 2070 even if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced from current levels. The latency of accumulated greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will put the entire Colorado River basin at risk with significant river flow declines.

Scientists no longer call what is happening in the U.S. West as drought or megadrought. A new term, aridification, they believe is a better descriptor. That’s because the U.S. West in the age of climate change is overall becoming drier and that means the mountain snowpack is migrating to higher elevations and declining in size.

States Doug Kenney, Director of the Western Water Policy Program, University of Colorado – Boulder, the Southwest will have to learn to live with less water. The threats to Lake Powell and Mead aren’t just about the water. They are also about the power generation that comes from the hydroelectric facilities that rely on the head, the vertical drop in elevation created by the reservoir that creates the forces to drive the turbines to generate electricity. If the water levels in these dams drop below a critical level, it will expose the water intake and leave the penstocks, the pipes that channel the water, high and dry.

On January 24,  the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Lake Powell may be doomed. One proposal has farmers selling their water rights back to the federal government and giving up farming to ensure there is enough water in the reservoir behind the Glen Canyon Dam so that the hydroelectric facility can remain online.

A drought contingency plan for Lake Mead includes mandatory cutbacks to water use from the farms, communities, and cities that rely on the river basin. That includes Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. The future of this part of the United States and its prosperity is tied to the Colorado. Without reductions in water usage from the seven states that share the basin along with Mexico, this part of America may produce climate change migrants who will be moving north and east to find a sustainable future.


Water levels in Lake Mead illustrate the current state of aridification in the Colorado River basin. The structures seen in the foreground would normally be three-quarters submerged.

https://www.21stcentech.com/global-warming-colorado-river/
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1651 on: February 10, 2019, 03:01:09 pm »


Dutch Government Receives Petition from 2.9 Million Citizens to Reduce Country’s Ecological Footprint

lenrosen4 Feb 4th, 2019

February 4, 2019 – A delegation of 31 organizations within The Netherlands petitioned the government on January 22nd this year to drastically reduce the country’s ecological footprint within the next 10 years. The average person in The Netherlands today, based on lifestyle, is supported by the output of 5.9 hectares (over 14.5 acres) of land, more than three times the size of what is considered sustainable for the planet. That number has been calculated at 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres).

The petition was inspired by a government report acknowledging that the country’s “wealth and ecological footprint are attained at the expense of people elsewhere on Earth and seriously threaten the welfare of our children and future generations.”

The petitioners stressed that fighting greenhouse gas emissions was not enough. That the country needed to look at tackling the overuse of biological resources and of pollution in the environment.

Our average human ecological footprint, the amount of land and water needed to sustain each and every one of us, today is measured at 1.7 hectares which totals 12 billion hectares when you take into consideration the total population of the planet. But in 2012 our ecological footprint was already 2.84 hectares (7 acres) per person. That meant we were consuming 1.75 Earths to sustain us, and for the Dutch, based on 5.9 hectares per person, nearly 3.5 Earth equivalents.

In the petition it states the following:

“The ‘Broad Prosperity Monitor’ of the Dutch Central Statistics Bureau (CBS) makes clear that we have a global and ecological footprint. Because of this, we are violating many human rights. Fortunately, the government is planning to reduce our CO2 emissions considerably, because climate disruption is already a threat to the world and every year. change – for example, a dramatic decline in the biodiversity, quality, and productivity of agricultural and fishing grounds, our disproportionate claim on those grounds, and the pollution of the environment that is happening everywhere. Continuing to strive for even more unqualified economic growth is irresponsible. Effective and just measures are needed in a coherent way. That is why we urge the policy to drastically reduce our ecological footprint within 10 years.”

The “Broad Prosperity Monitor” referred to above, is a 124-page report published in 2018 in which is recorded the discussions of the Dutch Parliament about the country’s prosperity including current and future quality of life. The Parliament concluded that The Netherlands is unjustly using a larger part of the global ecospace than what is deemed sustainable. The report further noted that as long as the planet appeared to have enough space, there was no problem. But around 1970, humanity shot through what is described in the report as the sustainability barrier where the planet became too small for us.

The report further states that despite several serious warnings from organizations like the Club of Rome in 1972, the United Nations in 1987, and the most recent warning by 21,000 scientists from 184 countries in 2017, humanity continues to not take our ecological footprint seriously.

Stated Eric Wiebes, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, “It is no secret that the Netherlands has a large footprint. We also have the obligation to clean up our own mess.”

The petition goes on to describe the sacrifice Dutch society needs to make for the planet to be safer in the future, and that by reducing the country’s global footprint it ensures the survival of the future generations of all humanity.

Stated Ingrid Robeyns, of Utrecht University, “What we need is national unanimity as if we were in a war.”

Source: the Living Planet Report 2018

The graph on the left shows a dotted line that indicates sustainable eco-capacity. Around 1970, based on the categories of land use and carbon output you can see how we exceeded the planet’s capacity to sustain us over the long term.

https://www.21stcentech.com/dutch-government-receives-petition-2-9-million-citizens-reduce-countrys-ecological-footprint/

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1652 on: February 10, 2019, 03:49:12 pm »


Europe’s Most Noted Rivers Are in Danger of Drying Up

lenrosen4 Jan 20th, 2019

January 20, 2019 – In 2015 my wife and I booked a river cruise that had us commuting from Prague to Nuremberg and then departing from there on the Rhine before transferring by canal to the Danube. We had chosen to travel in September because the heat of the summer was supposedly nearing an end, and the river levels at that time of year were considered stable. Neither of these two facts was borne out. A persistent heat wave had temperatures in the mid to high 30s Celsius (well over 90 Fahrenheit) every day. And with no rain because of prolonged drought, river levels were lower than normal.

So we never embarked in Nuremberg and in fact were bussed to Passau on the Danube where the river was deep enough for our boat’s passage. Our river cruise became a mixed bag of bus trips to the cities and towns we couldn’t access because of low water. And then when we headed downstream to Vienna and beyond to Budapest, our boat struck bottom about 75 kilometers upstream from Hungary’s capital and once more we were on buses.

Was this a normal occurrence? We were assured not, but it appears to becoming the new normal for Europe’s two major tributaries, the Rhine and the Danube. These two are to Europe what the Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio River system is to the United States or the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes to Canada. They are critical transportation arteries filled with barge traffic moving raw resources, manufactured goods, and people. And when there is low water, or high water the transportation network they represent grinds to a halt.

This last summer has proven to be the exception that is becoming the rule. A prolonged summer drought shut down river traffic for nearly a month. A car ferry operator on the Rhine named Kevin Kilps is quoted in a Bloomberg article stating, “You can see the water levels are lower each year…It’s scary to watch the climate changing.”

 
 
The graph displayed above shows changes in water level on the Rhine River near Kaub, the place where Kevin Kilps operates his car ferry. The red line shows the mean trend downward during from June to November.
 
Low water levels on the Rhine impact Germany’s industrial sector in significant ways. Companies like Daimler, Robert Bosch, Bayer, BASF, ThyssenKrupp, and Volkswagen are dependent on the river as a transportation artery. BASF’s CEO, Martin Brudermueller, blamed the low water in the Rhine for nearly 250 million Euros ($280 million USD) in increased operational costs. With water depths at a 12-year low, much of the river traffic consisting mainly of barges was unable to navigate the full length of the river, almost 1,300 kilometers. Instead, barges which can carry much larger loads than trucks or trains could no longer be used to transport raw materials and finished goods.

Barges like the one seen here on the Rhine River represent Germany’s most economical method for transporting raw materials and finished goods from the interior to the North Sea.

So what is happening to Europe’s two great rivers? Both headwaters, the Rhine and Danube, originate in the Alps. They are glacier and snow-fed. And the alpine glaciers of Europe are receding because warming temperatures are melting the ice faster than the snow can replenish them. In twenty years what the Rhine and Danube have been recently experiencing will become the norm as the reliable cycle of ice-fed rivers is disrupted as alpine glaciers disappear.

This problem isn’t limited to the Rhine-Danube. Asia’s great rivers from the Indus in Pakistan, to the Yellow in northern China, have their sources in the Himalaya’s fed by glaciers that are similarly receding. The cause: atmospheric warming.

https://www.21stcentech.com/europes-noted-rivers-danger-drying/

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1653 on: February 11, 2019, 10:11:01 pm »
What Would Happen If All Ice On Earth Melted?


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Many people have wondered what would happen if all the glacial ice on the planet melted. Some believe that it would be a water world with no land in sight, while others think that could never happen. But the Earth is changing in more ways than you might think on its own. Many might wonder how much of the Earth’s current global warming trend is affected by humans. Regardless of who is to blame, whether the planet is just going through a natural phase in its evolution, or if we are responsible, the evidence shows that the planet is getting warmer and warmer every year. But just how much of the planet could end up covered in water if all the glacial ice melted?

The Arctic isn’t the same as it was today as it was, say… 100 years ago. Temperatures there have been rising at twice the normal rate which has been sparking some very alarming changes unlike anything seen in recorded history. 87% OF Antarctica Peninsula Glaciers have melted since 1945. Now the regions sea ice is declining by 13% percent each decade. Scientific predictions that foresaw an ice-free Arctic Ocean during the summer between 2040 and 2050 may come to pass even sooner than we thought.

A lot of people will think ‘well that’s no big deal… just get everyone to move to higher ground’. Sounds like a simple solution. However, aside from the fact that billions of people would be displaced, there would be more to worry about now that all the Arctic ice has melted. What is not commonly known is that the Earths’ poles not only get less direct sunlight than lower latitudes, but the sea ice is white, and therefore reflects most of the sunlight that hits it back out into space. That reflectivity called ‘albedo’ helps keep the poles cold and limits the heat absorption from the Sun.

But that’s not all. Scientists have known for a long time that the Arctic tundra and marine sediments contain large frozen deposits of methane gas which, if released into the atmosphere, will increase greenhouse gases. So as the Arctic Sea ice melts, this source of methane will increase. Think runaway greenhouse effect which likely helped destroy the atmosphere on Mars along with the solar winds that stripped the planet of its atmosphere.

But that’s not all. During this time there could be massive Earthquakes if the ice melted fast enough. One of the more uncommonly known things is that all that ice has some serious weight and suppression to it, and it has been holding down the Earth, and global warming has already bled the frigid continent of about 2.7 trillion tons of ice with over half those losses occurring in the last 5 years.

Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the greenhouse effect… warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space.

Some of the things you can do are to buy anything reusable and be conscious of garbage and waste and try to recycle everything. Saving gas by walking more or taking the bus can help, as well as planting trees. But it takes more than just a handful of people to make a change, it takes everyone to make an impact. Perhaps humanity will embrace this global threat on our planet and governments will act fast enough to possibly reverse the damage.
And for those people who procrastinate, the time for action is now…because we just may have an ally in our own Sun…

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1654 on: February 12, 2019, 04:48:24 pm »
February 12, 2019

SNIPPET:

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One thing that becomes obvious when reading the text of this section is that goals are frequently described as “reduce or eliminate,” and the phrase “as much as technically possible” is freely applied. This is an important document that sets high goals, but it is also a document that deliberately works within the realm of the possible.   

Full article:





Agelbert NOTE: Ideological Idiots will be against the Green New Deal simply because Democratic Socialist AOC is for it. Some will even admit it. Most of these greedballs 😈, however, will probably reach for the fossil fueler Sophists 'R' US playbook and yabba dabba dodoo yammer about "energy density, costs, how we are all gonna die when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing" (soon they will add "when the earth isn't rotating" to counter the feasability of Renewable Energy from tides and ocean currents too! And, they will also buzzard breath us about "all that 🦖 fossil fuel based energy it takes" to dig holes in the ground and make those pipes and stuff we need to get geothermal heat...  they'll bring up lots of Koch Brothers "math" to remind us that the REAL WORLD has just GOTTA USE fossil fuels!  ). You know who you are. You cannot be convinced with facts or reality because your profit over people and planet CAPITALIST mind is made up. Senator Mitch McConnell agrees with you 😈 100%. The Senate and most of the media will do absolutely everything they can to make the Green New Deal into the the "equivalent" of the Communist Manifesto. They will probably succeed. Renewable Energy advocates will be villified as either "tinfoil reality challenged nutballs" or/and "radical" anti-capitalist (i.e. "anti-American") "terrorists".

It will defintely be a pyrrhic victory for the CAPITALSTS.

I hope I am wrong about that, But if I am right, it's pretty much over for this country, and possibly the world. Have a nice day.   

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Scientists have known for a long time that the Arctic tundra and marine sediments contain large frozen deposits of methane gas which, if released into the atmosphere, will increase greenhouse gases. So as the Arctic Sea ice melts, this source of methane will increase. Think runaway greenhouse effect which likely helped destroy the atmosphere on Mars along with the solar winds that stripped the planet of its atmosphere.

But that’s not all. During this time there could be massive Earthquakes if the ice melted fast enough. One of the more uncommonly known things is that all that ice has some serious weight and suppression to it, and it has been holding down the Earth, and global warming has already bled the frigid continent of about 2.7 trillion tons of ice with over half those losses occurring in the last 5 years.


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The Dutch, unlike too many Americans, are not reality challenged. I sincerelly hope more people in this world, including the USA follow the example of the Ducth people who filed the following petition recently:



Dutch Government Receives Petition from 2.9 Million Citizens to Reduce Country’s Ecological Footprint

lenrosen4 Feb 4th, 2019

February 4, 2019 – A delegation of 31 organizations within The Netherlands petitioned the government on January 22nd this year to drastically reduce the country’s ecological footprint within the next 10 years. The average person in The Netherlands today, based on lifestyle, is supported by the output of 5.9 hectares (over 14.5 acres) of land, more than three times the size of what is considered sustainable for the planet. That number has been calculated at 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres).

The petition was inspired by a government report acknowledging that the country’s “wealth and ecological footprint are attained at the expense of people elsewhere on Earth and seriously threaten the welfare of our children and future generations.”

The petitioners stressed that fighting greenhouse gas emissions was not enough. That the country needed to look at tackling the overuse of biological resources and of pollution in the environment.

Our average human ecological footprint, the amount of land and water needed to sustain each and every one of us, today is measured at 1.7 hectares which totals 12 billion hectares when you take into consideration the total population of the planet. But in 2012 our ecological footprint was already 2.84 hectares (7 acres) per person. That meant we were consuming 1.75 Earths to sustain us, and for the Dutch, based on 5.9 hectares per person, nearly 3.5 Earth equivalents.

In the petition it states the following:

“The ‘Broad Prosperity Monitor’ of the Dutch Central Statistics Bureau (CBS) makes clear that we have a global and ecological footprint. Because of this, we are violating many human rights. Fortunately, the government is planning to reduce our CO2 emissions considerably, because climate disruption is already a threat to the world and every year. change – for example, a dramatic decline in the biodiversity, quality, and productivity of agricultural and fishing grounds, our disproportionate claim on those grounds, and the pollution of the environment that is happening everywhere. Continuing to strive for even more unqualified economic growth is irresponsible. Effective and just measures are needed in a coherent way. That is why we urge the policy to drastically reduce our ecological footprint within 10 years.”

The “Broad Prosperity Monitor” referred to above, is a 124-page report published in 2018 in which is recorded the discussions of the Dutch Parliament about the country’s prosperity including current and future quality of life. The Parliament concluded that The Netherlands is unjustly using a larger part of the global ecospace than what is deemed sustainable. The report further noted that as long as the planet appeared to have enough space, there was no problem. But around 1970, humanity shot through what is described in the report as the sustainability barrier where the planet became too small for us.

The report further states that despite several serious warnings from organizations like the Club of Rome in 1972, the United Nations in 1987, and the most recent warning by 21,000 scientists from 184 countries in 2017, humanity continues to not take our ecological footprint seriously.

Stated Eric Wiebes, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, “It is no secret that the Netherlands has a large footprint. We also have the obligation to clean up our own mess.”

The petition goes on to describe the sacrifice Dutch society needs to make for the planet to be safer in the future, and that by reducing the country’s global footprint it ensures the survival of the future generations of all humanity.

Stated Ingrid Robeyns, of Utrecht University, “What we need is national unanimity as if we were in a war.”

Source: the Living Planet Report 2018

The graph on the left shows a dotted line that indicates sustainable eco-capacity. Around 1970, based on the categories of land use and carbon output you can see how we exceeded the planet’s capacity to sustain us over the long term.

https://www.21stcentech.com/dutch-government-receives-petition-2-9-million-citizens-reduce-countrys-ecological-footprint/

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« Reply #1655 on: February 15, 2019, 01:43:48 pm »
 
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1656 on: February 18, 2019, 11:43:10 pm »
Deep Adaptation - Jem Bendell & Toni Spencer

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Published on Feb 14, 2019

Subscribe to http://ScientistsWarning.TV - Professor Jem Bendell is author of Deep Adaptation, which summarizes climate science and trends to suggest that humanity faces inevitable societal collapse, probably within 10 years.

Please watch the video all the way through as the mental, emotional and psychological support comes after the 'bad news' is presented and discussed.

The presentation, to 300 people in Bristol, UK, was his first recorded lecture on the Deep Adaptation. Using a more informal format than a University lecture, the Professor of Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cumbria, invites the audience to explore forms of action additional to cutting and drawing down carbon from the atmosphere - actions associated with personal and collective preparedness for coming disruption. Accompanying him was Toni Spencer, a facilitator who works on Deep Adaptation and Transition.

After Jem's talk, Toni led the audience in a reflective process to explore feelings and ideas emerging. She also offered some poems and reflections during the process. Members of the Climate Psychology Alliance spoke from the floor, explaining their new initiative to provide therapeutic support to people working on or affected by this agenda. The event was organized by the local Constituency Labour Party and Momentum group, but made open to anyone with any political interest or none.

To engage on this topic see http://www.deepadaptation.info

We thank Emilio Mula for filming and editing, and Seeding Our Future (futurescanning.org) for support to make it possible.

Professor Bendell is co-leading a retreat on Deep Adaptation in the UK in September 2019.  For details... https://bit.ly/2N3YfQq

You would do well to consider the prospects of Deep Adaptation, and what its implications are for you, your family, your work and your life.

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« Reply #1657 on: February 19, 2019, 04:35:48 pm »
The disturbing hypothesis for the sudden uptick in chronic kidney disease

Our kidneys might be vulnerable to the more frequent extreme heat brought on by global warming.

By Julia Belluz@juliaoftorontojulia.belluz@voxmedia.com  Feb 15, 2019, 7:10am EST



https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/2/15/18213988/chronic-kidney-disease-climate-change

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« Reply #1658 on: February 19, 2019, 07:03:30 pm »
I go by a coal train almost every day. 



It goes North to BC.

Canada's stupidity aside for a moment, coal power STILL sources way too much of the electric grid's power in the USA.  👎


Coal power is inefficent.

Inefficiency of fossil fuel powered grid energy system according to Amory Lovins


Coal power is outrageously polluting.  


IOW, coal power is stupid.

It'll take a while, but coal power will replaced, along with all the other STUPID fossil fuel based power sources, by Renewable Energy through High Voltage Transmission lines from wind, solar AND geothermal sources.


Hopefully we will not all die in our polluted atmosphere waiting for the 'greed is good' 😈 Profit over People and Planet humans 🦍 to get their STUPID fossil fuel loving heads out of their asses.


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« Reply #1659 on: February 20, 2019, 04:59:47 pm »
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« Reply #1660 on: February 20, 2019, 07:24:18 pm »
The End of Ice & the Destruction of our Planet (w/ Dahl Jamail)

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« Reply #1661 on: February 20, 2019, 07:51:51 pm »
Civilsation Could End - But That's Not the Worst Thing

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1662 on: February 21, 2019, 01:16:31 pm »
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February 20th, 2019 by Michael Barnard 





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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1663 on: February 21, 2019, 05:34:50 pm »
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We have a foot of snow on the front stoop as I type.

No drought today, tonight or tamale.......

Best regards   

🤔 🔥 Arid-zona under Catastrophic Climate Change

"We have a foot of snow on the front stoop as I type.", as in ALL of Arizona or even 20% of Arizona?


As to DROUGHT, if you really, honestly, think that Arizona, AND THE ENTIRE SOUTHWEST AS A WHOLE, has not been in a DROUGHT for several YEARS, you 🐟 must be living at the bottom of one of Arizona's lakes. Spare me the personal denialist anecdotes, please.

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Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons

SNIPPET:

As the climate changes, Arizona’s monsoon rainfall is becoming more intense even as daily average rainfall in parts of the state has decreased, according to a new study. Increasingly, extreme storms threaten the region with more severe floods and giant dust storms called haboobs.

Arizona haboob

Read more:
https://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-fueling-arizonas-monstrous-monsoons-21679#southwest-drier-climate-change-19990

This is the REALITY, Az:  

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In reality, climate change’s risks have more in common with an overturned bookcase than with a tidy library. The various effects of global warming can and increasingly do materialize in particular places almost simultaneously, in messy jumbles. Last year, for instance, Florida experienced severe drought, record high temperatures, wildfires, and the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Panhandle. California, meanwhile, saw record-setting wildfires and extreme heat waves. As such hazards accumulate and intensify, each can become harder to manage, as our ability to respond becomes more strained.

Recent research makes it possible to understand how the risks of climate change may compound in the years ahead. A group of researchers, led by Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has assessed how a broad set of major climate hazards — from heat waves and floods to storms and wildfires — will pile up around the world over the coming decades, with profound consequences for human society. Their findings, published in late 2018 in Nature Climate Change, provide insights into the increasing risks communities face today and reveal the extent of the danger that locations across the country can expect to confront in the years ahead.

Based on those findings, Climate Central has assessed how climate-change hazards are projected to pile up at 244 locations across the United States. The results show that unabated emissions could put parts of the country at risk of nearly three major climate hazards by 2050.


What Warming Has Wrought

Many Americans associate global warming with a handful of changes: higher temperatures, rising seas, and erratic weather. In fact, climate change will deliver a far broader range of threats.

Just how broad? To answer that question, there is a partial guide: the recent past. Since the beginning of the industrial era in the late nineteenth century, global average temperatures have risen by more than 1°C, or 1.8°F. The scientific literature documents this warming’s many effects, in areas from agricultural productivity and disease transmission to infrastructure damage and economic loss.

Climate change damages human society when natural hazards linked to greenhouse gas emissions, such as sea level rise, affect human systems, such as coastal-area infrastructure. An enormous number of such interactions is possible. Climate-linked changes in precipitation, for instance, can have a broad variety of impacts, including on agricultural productivity, water quality, and tourism revenues.

Mora and his colleagues found evidence of 467 distinct climate impacts. They did so by creating a table: ten climate-linked hazards served as columns, and six aspects of human life, divided into 89 subcategories, served as rows. The result was 890 possible climate impacts, or intersections between climate hazards and human systems. A review of nearly 3,300 scientific papers showed that 467 of those impacts have already occured. (A list of those impacts and the supporting evidence appear at
impactsofclimatechange.info.)

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https://www.climatecentral.org/news/report-climate-pile-up-global-warmings-compounding-dangers
 
Weather ain't CLIMATE, bro.  8) Your time in that river in Egypt will eventually expire. Reality has a way of destroying predatory denial. 
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1664 on: February 25, 2019, 07:44:11 pm »
Scientists cite burning fossil fuels as the cause of more severe floods, droughts, heat waves and rising sea levels.

Evidence that humans have caused global warming has reached the "gold standard" level of certainty, scientists said Monday.

A study published Monday in the journal "Nature Climate Change" stated that "humanity cannot afford to ignore" the rising temperatures over the past four decades. According to Reuters, the authors wrote that the confidence level that human activities are causing temperatures to rise reached a five-sigma level. Sigma levels are statistical measurements that gauge how certain results are. Level five indicates that the researchers' conclusions are more than 99.7 percent accurate. It's known as the "gold standard."

Lead author of the study Benjamin Santer said he hopes the conclusions will change the minds of skeptics and urge people to take action, Reuters reported. He said that, despite a misconception that scientists don't know a certain cause of climate change, "we do." Scientists cite burning fossil fuels as the cause of more severe floods, droughts, heat waves and rising sea levels.

Researchers said that two of three sets of data used by scientists as evidence for global warming reached the five sigma level in 2005 and the third was reached in 2016.

According to Reuters, the last four years have been the hottest since records began in the 19th century.

Despite evidence that human activities are contributing to climate change, President Donald Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on the conclusions and announced he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. The agreement, signed by 195 nations, seeks "to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future."

Most recently, the administration announced it was creating a panel of scientists to assess the government's analysis of climate science. Possible panelists include scientists who have spoken publicly about their doubts about man-made climate change.


https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2019-02-25/study-evidence-humans-are-causing-global-warming-reaches-gold-standard

Yep.



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