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December 16, 2021

EXTREME WEATHER

Historic wind storm slams central US, unleashes rare December tornadoes (Washington Post $, Axios), storm knocked out power to thousands on Navajo, Hopi land (AP), extreme winds hit 100 mph in Colorado Springs; 25,000-plus without power; trees, trucks toppled (The Gazette), storms, extreme winds from Colorado to Michigan leave more than 450,000 without power (Washington Post $), heavy rain hits drought-stricken California, triggering evacuations, rescues (The Hill), storm slams Southern California as Central US faces winds, fire threat (Axios), the windstorm whipping the US looks terrifying (Earther), massive storm pushing across the US with rain, snow and powerful winds (NBC), powerful storm threatens millions with high winds (CBS)

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💣 Scientists say worse 💥 lies ahead.
« Reply #2266 on: December 20, 2021, 03:03:39 pm »
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December 20, 2021

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2021 brought a wave of extreme weather disasters.

Scientists say worse lies ahead. (Washington Post $), code red, glacier blood, megadrought: the defining words of 2021 (Grist), in 2021, governments blew hot on 1.5C goal, colder on climate action (Reuters), the 21 Strangest Things About 2021's Weather (Weather Channel), Our most read climate explainers of 2021 (Economist), 2021: when the link between the climate and biodiversity crises became clear (The Guardian)


Aug 11, 2021 🤦‍♂️ The Devastating Impact Climate Change Is Already Having | Climate Chaos In The South | Earth Stories

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Climate Chaos in the South is a not about the science or reasons behind climate change but about the devastating impact that it is already having on many who live in the southern hemisphere.

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Featuring interviews with the victims as well as the experts in Africa, Asia and South America, Climate Chaos in the South captures vividly the changes that climate change has wrought not just on the environment but on the lives and livelihoods of millions across three continents. Fertile land has been scorched and turned to desert while on the coasts increases in sea temperature has depleted fish stocks and a rising sea level has destroyed settlements. The huge rise in cyclones and other natural disasters continue to destroy homes on an unimaginable scale and the overall result is turning entire populations into climate refugees. While climate change once looked like a problem of the future, this film demonstrates with absolute clarity that it is a humanitarian catastrophe of the present.

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Premiered Dec 1, 2021

How Has Climate Change Created Fire Tornadoes? | Mutant Weather


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As global warming rises, this documentary hears from tornado chasers who have had to run for their lives and survivors of some of the deadliest recent tornados

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Extreme winds and related wind phenomena are making wild fires bigger and more destructive every year.

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January 6, 2022


Extreme Weather Hit Home For 40% Of U.S. Population In 2021

More than 40% of people in the U.S. live in a county hit by climate-related extreme weather in 2021, a Washington Post analysis of federal disaster declarations found. Additionally, more than 80% of people living in the U.S. experienced a heatwave, which is not considered a disaster, but is the most deadly form of severe weather.

The widespread, sometimes overlapping, and increasing disasters are a testament to the way climate change “has loaded the weather dice against us,” climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe 🕊️ told the Post.

Wildfires, flooding and landslides, hurricanes, and other severe storms are all made worse or more frequent by climate change, primarily caused by the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels.

The analysis does not include the megadrought parching vast swaths of the West. In Louisville, Colorado, Mayor Ashley Stolzmann lost much of her town to the Marshall Fire last week. “When I lay awake the first night, not able to sleep from the fire, when I was evacuated from my house,” she told the Post, “the first thing I thought of is: I need everyone to reduce their carbon emissions.” (Washington Post $; Climate Signals background: 2021 Western wildfire season, Flooding, 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season, Western drought, Extreme heat and heatwaves)


Washington Post Imagines Electric Cars Stuck In Snow Instead Of Gas Ones (To Capitalize on Rightwing Disinfo Clicks?)

No one wants to get stuck in traffic. Or in the snow. Getting stuck in an all-day traffic jam because it snowed, well, that’s pretty much the worst. And that’s exactly what happened in Virginia this week, when thousands of people spent all day stuck on the highway after a severe snowstorm turned a jackknifed semi from a relatively routine highway occurrence to a major SNAFU. 

Fortunately, everyone was okay. But imagine if they weren’t! Wouldn’t that have been terrible! Imagine if zombies had attacked while they were stranded, or if a horde of chuds emerged from the frozen sewers to convert everyone to Scientology, or, and this may be worst of all …

What if the cars stuck in the snow were all electric??? 

Everyone would surely be dead, or something!

At least that’s what the Washington Post editorial writer 🦖 Charles Lane is scared of, judging by a column on Tuesday that turned a rightwing meme into his weekly column. “Imagine Virginia’s icy traffic catastrophe – but with only electric vehicles," implores the headline, as though the issue here were a lack of access to electricity and not, you know, an overturned semi and snowfall that prevented emergency responders from doing their jobs. 

The basis for his scary story? A trucker tweeted that he gave someone “driving a Tesla” some water and blankets. Apparently this anecdote “illustrates an important point: If everyone had been driving electric vehicles, this mess could well have been worse.”

Except, of course, that’s not true at all. As both Reuters and Politifact pointed out last year when rightwing shitposters pushed the same scare story, EVs are fine when stuck in traffic jams because sitting there doesn’t run down the battery. (And a reply to the trucker that 🐍 Lane must have missed linked to a video showing a fully charged EV keeping warm for 70 hours at -3C.

Idling your gas car does burn fuel though, something that even Lane acknowledged, writing that “of course, cold also affects the performance of gas-powered vehicles; many were left stranded in Virginia after they ran out of fuel or their batteries died.” 

Oh!

Nevertheless, 😈 Lane used the Tesla driver for his clever kicker complaining that EVs aren’t already cheaper, easier and better than gas cars, saying that like that driver “on I-95 in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, we’re not there yet.” 

Except the Tesla family probably drove off fine, but a bunch of people who didn’t have electric vehicles were stuck, by Lane’s own accounting!

Still though, apparently old cars have the advantage because it’s easier to deliver gas to stranded motorists than charge an EV. But that’s only because gas is currently the norm! Can you imagine if the situation were reversed, and gas cars were replacing electric cars? 

How would you possibly convince people that toting around gallons of liquid explosives is the safe and easy alternative to a battery or extension cord? 

More realistically though, why is the Washington Post publishing this kind of nonsense? Do they really think that double-fact-checked memes are the sort of content deserving of their pages? Worse, are they aware that they’re offering the exact same sort of content as climate denial blogs? 🦖 Watts Up With That ran a functionally identical post asking readers to “imagine you were stuck in an EV,” and the professional industrial disinformation peddlers at CFACT, who also are just begging people to ignore that it’s gas cars that got stuck and instead “imagine electric vehicles in bad weather.” 

And of course, for the coup de grace, you know you’ve gotten something badly wrong when it’s approvingly tweeted by 🦖 Steve Milloy from his “@Junkscience” account, a handle that originates in his work for Big Tobacco to oppose regulations on smoking in the ‘90s. 

Imagine adopting “Democracy dies in darkness” as a motto, and then running opinions echoing those who’ve dedicated their lives to blowing smoke–literally.
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The Climate and Weather Science Behind the 🔥 Urban Firestorm Near Denver, Colorado


Jan 10, 2022

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Greetings and Happy New Year to everybody.

This morning I was up just after 6 am to go live at 7 pm on Canada’s national broadcaster CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio’s morning show, for a decent length chat about my climate scientist thoughts 🕯️ on the recent “Don’t Look Up” movie. I first saw the satirical comedy in mid-December at a movie theatre, and then a second time on New Year’s Eve with my family. I was planning on watching a third time yesterday to prep for my interview, but 4 episodes of Outlander nixed that plan.

Here is my interview.

In this video I delve in detail into the urban firestorm that destroyed about 1000 homes near Denver, Colorado in the closing days of 2021.

This was no wildfire; it was an urban conflagration, more reminiscent of the firebombing of Dresden and Tokyo in bombing raids in World War II.

The Denver region was primed for fire having had preconditioning via 150 year record setting dryness, heat, and high winds. This toxic preconditioning just needed a spark to become an inferno.

Downslope winds from the Rocky Mountains reached speeds of 100 mph :o, knocking over live power lines sparking initial grass and shrub and tree fires. Large chunks of burning embers were carried by the 100 mph winds and fired like missiles against buildings, where they found their way inside homes and businesses via air vents, open windows, cracks under doors, etc. Starting fires within many structures, they quickly engulfed the entire structures, and spared almost no buildings. Bringing to mind similar fires in Paradise, California in 2018 and Lytton, British Columbia in 2021, this fire destroyed almost all structures but seemed to leave many trees unharmed. Any trees downwind and/or in close proximity to blazing structures burned down. However many trees survived, since, I speculate, the burning embers passed quickly through the tree canopies in the 100 mph winds without sufficient time to set the trees ablaze.

One house that was spared, amongst neighborhoods completely razed to the ground belongs to a fellow climate scientist that tweeted out the ordeal. Many climate scientists and wildfire experts and extreme weather meteorologists lost their homes in the Denver suburbs, not being able to afford to live in Denver proper, where they work for NOAA, University of Colorado, and weather risk companies. Huge amounts of data on the fires and smoke plumes was collected by a mobile Doppler on Wheels (DOW) truck and satellite sensors, to be analyzed by scientist including some who lost their homes and neighbourhoods.

A terrible disaster to end 2021 that really points out that almost no place is truly safe from the consequences of abrupt climate change.

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January 14, 2022

2021 6th-Hottest Year Since Industrial Revolution , Says Everyone

Last year was the sixth-hottest on record and all of the seven hottest years have occurred in the last seven years, NOAA, NASA, and Berkeley Earth scientists announced yesterday. Different scientific entities calculate global temperature averages in slightly different ways, and recent analyses from six major scientific institutions have all put 2021 between the fifth- and seventh-hottest year since the industrial revolution.

The 2021 temperatures – while not record-breaking in and of themselves – are alarming because the expected cooling La Niña cycle last year failed to lower global temperatures any further. “It’s not quite as headline-dominating as being the warmest on record, but give it another few years and we’ll see another one of those” records, Zeke Hausfather of the Berkeley Earth monitoring group told the AP. “It’s the long-term trend, and it’s an indomitable march upward.”

That upward march is caused by the human extraction and combustion of fossil fuels. “We are reaping what we’ve 🦖 sown,” NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt told the Washington Post.

Not to be outdone, 2022 is already adding to the record books with 123.3°F heat in Onslow, Western Australia on January 2 – a high that ties the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. (AP, Washington Post $, Gizmodo, Axios, Reuters, The Guardian, Grist, Yale Climate Connections, Wall Street Journal $, The Verge, E&E $, Bloomberg $; Australia: Washington Post $, The Guardian, Gizmodo; Climate Signals background: Extreme heat and heatwaves)

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January 18, 2022

UN declares healthy environment a human right—now what? ???


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This past fall, the United Nations Human Rights Council declared a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment to be a human right. (The US does not currently have a seat on the Council, and China, India, Japan and the Russian Federation all abstained from the vote.) Moreover, through a second Council resolution, the post of Special Rapporteur was created to promote human rights in the context of climate change. While hailed as groundbreaking by numerous environmental advocates, what concrete results can we expect from these resolutions? With the world running out of time to curb the effects of extreme climate change, can the United Nations’ assertion of humanity’s right to a healthy environment and stable climate push the world’s nations to take serious action?

In this interview, TRNN contributor David Kattenburg examines these UN resolutions and what they do and don’t mean for humanity’s fight against climate catastrophe with Todd Howland and Saher Rashid Baig. Todd Howland, who helped draft the two UN resolutions, is chief of the Development, Economic and Social Issues Branch of the United Nations’ Human Rights Office. Saher Rashid Baig is a youth, environmental, and human rights advocate based in Karachi, Pakistan, who is engaged with the Climate Change Virtual Conference of Youth and with YOUNGO, a global network of young activists seeking to empower youth voices in shaping global climate policies.

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #2273 on: January 22, 2022, 03:51:15 pm »

Jan 21 2022 By Sarah Mearhoff

Facing questions about Exxon sale, Welch backs congressional stock ban

SNIPPET:

“The oil companies, when they began producing oil, discovering oil, did not know about climate change. But they were the first to learn about it, and then learning about it, concealed it and denied it,” he said at the hearing.

In a January interview with VTDigger, Welch said he did not regret his role in the hearing in spite of Cheney’s stock sale earlier that month. He said Exxon is “one of the biggest, most egregious carbon polluters in the world,” and anytime he has an “opportunity to try to hold them to account,” he takes it.

“I have a one-time, three-day technical delay for that report of the sale of the stock my wife inherited, and (critics) want to compare that to decades of misinformation and denial about the impact of the billions of tons of carbon emissions that they put in the atmosphere,” Welch said. “They don’t equate.”


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Jan 26, 2022 By Olivia Rosane

Oxygen-deficient zones intensity across the eastern Pacific Ocean, where copper colors represent the locations of consistently lowest oxygen concentrations and deep teal indicates regions without sufficiently low dissolved oxygen. Jarek Kwiecinski and Andrew Babbin

Ocean’s Largest Dead Zones Mapped by MIT Scientists

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When you think of the tropical Pacific, you might picture a rainbow of fish ribboning their way between pinnacles of coral, or large sea turtles swimming beneath diamonds of sunlight. But there are two mysterious zones in the Pacific Ocean where life like this cannot survive.

That is because they are the two largest oxygen-deficient zones (ODZ) in the world, which means they are a no-go zone for most anaerobic (oxygen-dependent) organisms. Two Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists recently succeeded in making the most detailed atlas to date of these important oceanic regions, revealing crucial new facts about them in the process. The new high-resolution atlas was described last month in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Full article: 👀
https://www.ecowatch.com/ocean-dead-zones-map.html



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We've got climate change under control...apparently!
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We've got climate change under control...apparently! 🤦‍♂️


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When it comes to climate change, the majority of us think we're personally doing our bit, but that we're being let down by everyone else, including our own neighbours. That's just one of the findings of a new survey conducted across nine western nations in November. So, what else does the survey tell us, and what conclusions can we draw?

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