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We ARE running out of TIME
« Reply #2205 on: August 11, 2021, 12:47:21 pm »


By John Engel - 8.9.2021

🚨 ‘Code red for humanity’: Renewable energy advocates react to U.N. climate report

The report – signed by leaders from 195 governments – is the first released by the panel since 2013, again confirming that global warming is being driven by emissions from human activities.

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“We Don’t Have Time” written by Ingemar Beattone Aberg, CJ Palmer and Adam Baptiste, with a little Greta Thunberg in the track.
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August 12, 2021


Wildfires In Algeria, Siberia Kill, Choke With Smoke

Wildfires in Algeria have killed at least 65 people and incinerated homes, olive tree orchards, and livestock and formed pyrocumulonimbus clouds visible from space in the Berber region of Kabyle, east of Algiers. Extreme heat has made containing the fires more difficult, with temperatures forecast to hit 116°F (47°C) 😓) on Thursday.

Both extreme heat, and the fires it helps fuel are signals of climate change caused by human extraction and combustion of fossil fuels.

France, which colonized and occupied Algeria until the 1960s, has pledged aid and relief. The Algerian fires are the latest in a drumbeat of fires and extreme heat in the Mediterannean region, including fires in Turkey, Greece, and Italy, as well as extreme heat in southern Europe [see coverage below —Ed.].

Warming and fires are not limited to typically warm regions either, wildfires across Siberia are burning a greater area than the rest of the world's fires combined :o, choking a thousand villages with hazardous smoke. (Algeria: AP, Reuters, CNN, France24, The Hill; Siberia: Washington Post $, AP; Extreme heat and heatwaves, Wildfires)
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That ‘Obama Scientist’ Climate Skeptic You’ve Been Hearing About ...

His track record on getting climate science right is extremely poor

By Naomi Oreskes, Michael E. Mann, Gernot Wagner, Don Wuebbles, Andrew Dessler, Andrea Dutton, Geoffrey Supran, Matthew Huber, Thomas Lovejoy, Ilissa Ocko, Peter C. Frumhoff, Joel Clement on June 1, 2021

SNIPPET:

How many people are suffering, and paying in health care costs because of fossil fuels isn’t the kind of thing 🦕 Steve Koonin thinks you should worry about, though. That’s because his argument in 2021 is as scientifically empty as it was in 2013, when the American Physical Society allowed him to lead a review of their climate consensus statement. He assembled a team of his own to challenge mainstream scientists, and in January of 2014 held a debate for the scientific society. You can even read the 573-page transcript of the full-day debate. (Spoiler alert: the APS was not swayed by denial.) But instead of accepting that his idiosyncratic view of climate science was considered wrong by climate scientists, Koonin resigned from the process. He evidently doesn't need to win a debate, he just needs to make it seem like there is one.

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/that-obama-scientist-climate-skeptic-youve-been-hearing-about/


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The starkest and bluntest language so far.
« Reply #2208 on: August 15, 2021, 01:32:19 pm »
August 15, 2021

IPCC Sixth Climate Assessment. Will this one make the blindest bit of difference?


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The IPCC has been publishing science based climate warning assessments since 1990 and in those 30 odd years human beings have released more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than we did in the previous two centuries. That has to go down as a fail. This latest report contains the starkest and bluntest language so far.

So will this one make any difference?

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August 16, 2021

July Was Earth’s Hottest Month On Record

July 2021 was officially Earth’s hottest month in nearly 150 years of recordkeeping, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed on Friday. Combined land and ocean average temperatures were 1.67°F above the 20th century average, beating out by 0.02°F a previous record set in July 2016 and tied in 2019 and 2020.

The past seven Julys, from 2015 to 2021, have been hotter than any previous July (often the hottest month of the year) going back through 1860. In particular, the Northern Hemisphere suffered from extreme heat, including at least five heat domes, leading to a land-surface temperature of 2.77°F (1.54°C) above the averagethe largest anomaly on record, NOAA found. “In this case, first place is the worst place to be,” NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad said in a statement. “July 2021 outdid itself as the hottest July and month ever recorded. This new record adds to the disturbing and disruptive path that climate change has set for the globe.” (NOAA, Washington Post $, AP, NPR, Gizmodo, Axios, Yale Climate Connections)

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August 17, 2021

A "bathtub ring" is visible at sunset in July during low water levels at the Lake Mead reservoir due to the Western drought. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty images

Feds Announce Unprecedented Colorado River Usage Cuts

Federal officials, for the first time ever, declared a water shortage from the Colorado River on Monday — yet another bleak indicator of the magnitude of the drought across the West made worse by climate change. “It’s a historic moment where drought and climate change are at our door,” Chuck Cullom of the Central Arizona Project told the AP.

From left; Satellite images of Boulder Harbor Launch Ramp at Lake Mead in Boulder City, Nevada, on May 18, 2020, and on July 17 this year :o. Photo: Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies

The "Tier 1" cuts were triggered by projections that Lake Mead — the largest reservoir on the Colorado River, created by the Hoover Dam — will be nearly 10 feet below the Tier 1 cutoff point on January 1, 2022. It was just three feet above that level, about 35% of its total capacity, on Monday.

“It’s as if a switch got flipped in 2000, and we now have a completely different river than we had in the 20th century,” Brad Udall, a senior water and research scientist at Colorado State University, told the Washington Post.

Under the complex system established 99 years ago, Tier 1 cuts, which take effect next year, will hit Arizona hardest, losing about 8% of its total water use.

Nevada and the country of Mexico will also see cuts, but California, because of its water rights seniority, will not see immediate cuts. (Washington Post $, AP, explainer, Colorado Public Radio, Salt Lake Tribune, New York Times $, Politico, Wall Street Journal $, Axios, CNN, NBC, Bloomberg $, E&E News, ABC; Climate Signals background: Drought)

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August 18, 2021

GRIZZLY FLATS, CA. – Aug. 17: Pyrocumulus clouds from the Caldor Fire catch the light from the setting sun in Grizzly Flats, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

Caldor Fire Explodes, Incinerates Most Of Grizzly Flats, California

The Caldor Fire, which ignited over the weekend, exploded nearly five-fold to roughly 30,000 acres Tuesday, incinerating much of the 1,200-person town of Grizzly Flats.

At least two people with serious injuries were airlifted to hospitals from the Grizzly Flats area and about 22,000 residents have been forced to evacuate. “It’s a pile of ash,” Derek Shaves, who evacuated but was able to reenter the town after the fire had passed through, told the AP. “Everybody['s house] on my block is a pile of ash and every block that I visited — but for five separate homes that were safe — was totally devastated.”

The only thing left of Walt Tyler Elementary School was a metal playground structure, save for the plastic slide melted away by the fire. Strong winds, and the underlying megadrought, fueled the conflagration and the National Weather Service has issued 🚩 red flag warnings for much of North California and Nevada citing the perilous trifecta of low humidity, extremely dry vegetation, and strong wind. The Caldor Fire was 0% contained Tuesday evening. (Sacramento Bee $, The Guardian, NBC, AP, Sacramento Bee $, Mercury News, CNN, Daily Beast, Fox40, ABC10, CBS, Capital Public Radio; Climate Signals background: 2021 Western Wildfire Season, Drought)

Agelbert NOTE: The trend (i.e. Catastrophic Climate Change) is defintely NOT our friend.

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Rain at the summit of Greenland
« Reply #2212 on: August 25, 2021, 04:46:43 pm »
💧 Rain at the summit of Greenland 👀

August 18, 2021

On August 14, 2021, rain was observed at the highest point on the Greenland Ice Sheet for several hours, and air temperatures remained above freezing for about nine hours.

This was the third time in less than a decade, and the latest date in the year on record, that the National Science Foundation’s Summit Station had above-freezing temperatures and wet snow. There is no previous report of rainfall at this location (72.58°N 38.46°W), which reaches 3,216 meters (10,551 feet) in elevation.

Earlier melt events in the instrumental record occurred in 1995, 2012, and 2019; prior to those events, melting is inferred from ice cores to have been absent since an event in the late 1800s.

The cause of the melting event that took place from August 14 to 16, 2021, was similar to the events that occurred this late July, where a strong low pressure center over Baffin Island and high air pressure southeast of Greenland conspired to push warm air and moisture rapidly from the south.
http://nsidc.org/greenland-today/
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #2213 on: August 28, 2021, 05:24:14 pm »
August 28, 2021

Agelbert OBSERVATION: The VERY HOT sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico, DIRECTLY resulting from Catastrophic Climate Change, FUEL the increase in strength of hurricanes in general, and Hurricane Ida in particular.
https://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/sat_data/


And now a word from our "loyal servants" ::) in the the fossil Fuel Industry:

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Hurricane Ida is now Category FOUR
« Reply #2214 on: August 29, 2021, 11:49:56 am »
August 29, 2021 10:00 A.M. CDT
Hurricane Ida has grown to Category 4 
Sustained Winds: 150mph
Moving: NW at 11mph

                                                           
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Generalised warming will inevitably affect some places far worse than others, causing knock-on effects like sea-level rises and storms in different areas. For proof, look to the 2021 summer heatwave experienced by many parts of Europe yet escaped by the UK, the “heat dome” that scorched British Columbia in June, or the Arctic, where temperatures are rising at twice the global rate.

By JAMES CHESHIRE Aug. 23, 2021, 9:43 a.m.

Why good graphics are essential for reporting on climate change

Data visualization can help people :o grasp the challenges that lie ahead.

Like many people, the first graph I ever saw explaining climate change was in a school geography textbook. It showed the “hockey stick” curve of the Earth’s surface temperature over time, which has become one of the world’s most recognizable line graphs.

Despite relatively minor fluctuations, the line on the graph depicting global surface temperature remains almost horizontal across centuries, before suddenly inclining to an almost vertical trajectory over the past 50 years. Since 1970 the rate of global temperature increase has hit an unprecedented 3.06°F (1.7°C) per century.

One challenge of understanding the information contained in this hockey stick graph — and this is a gift to climate-change deniers — is the inclusion of the grey fuzz of “uncertainty data”: outlying data points that can be cherry-picked to raise doubts about the mass of evidence supporting a general warming trend.

Uncertainty is a complex thing to communicate in a single chart. In 2018, the UK-based climate scientist Ed Hawkins chose to omit it altogether when he presented his “warming stripes” graphic to help clearly visualize key trends in climate data. Hawkins explained that the warming stripes were designed to remove all superfluous information, leaving behind only the undeniable scientific evidence of a steadily warming world.

If getting to grips with all the data and complexity in the hockey stick required a long read, Hawkins’ climate stripes give us the headline. The stripes are now a global phenomenon, having appeared on the lapels of U.S. senators, the ties of TV weather presenters, and on the front cover of The Economist.

As calls for change grow louder in light of the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report and in the run-up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow this November, it’s time to focus on how data visualization can help people grasp the challenges that lie ahead.

The power of maps

This intriguingly named “Peirce quincuncial” projection, which you can see below, is a type of 2D map that flattens the Earth into a grid of 130 mini maps called tiles. Like all projections, it’s not a perfect representation of the 3D Earth, since some areas are stretched more than others. But it lets us create a series of tiles representing the planet in each year from 1890 to 2019, colored by how and where temperatures deviated from a reliable baseline measured between 1961 and 1990. Blue areas represent temperature anomalies between -3.6°F and 0°F (-2°C and 0°C), while red areas represent anomalies between 0°F and 5.4°F (0°C and 3°C) and gray represents insufficient data.


Reading the images from left to right reveals that while heatwaves and cold spells speckle the grid, tiles representing the current century are increasingly filled with warm tones. For example, compare the few pink splotches in 1976 when the UK experienced its famous heatwave to years later in 2006 and 2016 when ruddy hues spanned the globe. In fact, the 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 2005.

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https://www.niemanlab.org/2021/08/why-good-graphics-are-essential-for-reporting-on-climate-change/
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California 🔥 Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #2216 on: September 01, 2021, 02:00:32 pm »
California September 1, 2021

https://ucanr.edu/sites/fire/Safety/Current/

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September 1, 2021

Tahoe Hangs On As Firefighters Blame Climate Change For Caldor Fire's Overwhelming Spread

The normally bustling vacation town of South Lake Tahoe is deserted, while thousands of firefighters battle desperately to divert the raging Caldor fire away from more than 34,000 buildings around Lake Tahoe. A no-expense-spared effort to prevent the fire from entering the Lake Tahoe basin was overwhelmed by the raging inferno driven by high winds and supercharged by climate change.

"We can't control it," Cal Fire Division Chief Erich Schwab told reporters, of the fire burning as much as 200 feet per minute in some areas. "We don't have any tools out there to stop the fire so we resort to herding the fire away from structures and away from people." Firefighters remain locked in a no-holds-barred battle to divert the Caldor Fire east toward land recently burned by the Tamarack Fire.
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Snow guns from nearby ski resorts were running at full power to dowse mountainsides and prevent the spread of the flames. Embers blown by the strong winds are the main cause of the fire's growth, with vegetation so dry that 90% of those embers ignite new spot fires. Cal Fire's Chris Anthony said climate change has made the Caldor Fire difficult to control. “Historically, we’ve used terms such as ‘anomaly,’ ‘unprecedented’ or ‘extreme’ to describe the wildfires that we have seen burn throughout the state over the past 10 to 20 years,” he told reporters Monday evening. “These terms are no longer appropriate given the clear trends associated with drought, changing climate and un-resilient forest stands. Unfortunately, these factors contribute to the resistance to control that we are seeing with the Caldor fire.” For some evacuees, the fires brought on a new layer of trauma. “I figured I would be safe in this city,” said South Lake Tahoe resident Darren Cobrae, whose Southern California home was burned by a wildfire in 2007, "and now this."

(San Francisco Chronicle, Buzzfeed, New York Times $, CNN, Tahoe Daily Tribune, SFGATE, Washington Post $, AP, CBS, USA Today, BBC, NBC, Tahoe Daily Tribune, LA Times $, NPR, Capital Public Radio, CBS Sacramento, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal $, KCRA Sacramento, ABC, CBS; Snow guns: SFGATE; Firefighting tactics: Sacramento Bee $; Photos: Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, Mercury News; Climate Signals background: 2021 Western wildfire season, Drought)


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