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Jun 29, 2021

Melting Cables, Buckled Roads As Northwest 🌡️ 😓 Heatwave 🥵 Peaks

Another day, another cascade of high temperature records broken across the Pacific Northwest as a heatwave unlike any in recent memory continued into a third day. In Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, all-time records were broken in many places for the third consecutive day: In Portland, highs topped out at 116°F on Monday afternoon, obliterating Sunday’s record of 112°, which itself was a jump from the historic high of 107° set in August 1981. Temperatures at Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport were measured at 108°, topping Sunday’s 104°.

The effects of 72 hours of extraordinary heat showed themselves in dramatic ways Monday. In Portland, the light rail and streetcar systems were suspended as the grid felt the strain – in some cases, literally, as power cables melted in the sun.

Multnomah County, where Portland is located, reported a spike in heat-related emergency and urgent care visits as residents sought relief.

Roads across the region buckled as asphalt and concrete expanded and c r a c k e d due to high temperatures; the Seattle Parks Department closed one indoor public pool because air temperatures in the facility were so high as to be unsafe for visitors.

At Amazon’s largely un-air conditioned warehouse complex south of Seattle, some workers were kept on the job throughout Monday, even as others were sent home with pay following reports on Sunday that departments were running “power hours,” encouraging workers to move as quickly as possible for an hour to increase productivity.

Residents experienced scattered blackouts, with around 30,000 outages reported in Washington and Oregon Monday evening.

Heat waves kill more people on average in the U.S. than any other weather-related event, and are expected to continue to become increasingly frequent and severe with the effects of climate change. “We are not meant for this,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told MSNBC. “This is the beginning of a permanent emergency ... we have to tackle the source of this problem, which is climate change.” (Reuters, MSNBC, AP, K5 News, Bloomberg, The Oregonian, Seattle Times, New York Times $, Washington Post $, Washington Post $, CNN, CNN, CBS, HuffPost, Gizmodo, MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, 770 KTTH, Axios; Photos: Axios)




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Common Dreams Jul. 07, 2021

By Andrea Germanos


Heat Wave Killed Over 1 Billion Tidal Creatures in British Columbia 😵 

The record breaking heat waves that left regions of North America including British Columbia in Canada may have led to the deaths of more than a billion intertidal animals like mussels that inhabit the Salish Sea coastline. Researchers found that many animals essentially "cooked" in their own shells due to the heat as temperatures reached 50°C (122°F), more than the 100°F that the mussels can withstand.

The heat wave killed humans too . British Columbia's chief coroner, announced last Friday that from June 25 to July 1 the region's death toll was three times higher than normal due to the extreme temperatures. More than 700 people died. It also lead to dozens deaths across the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. as well. More shellfish died in that region as well.

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Agelbert NOTE: The marine vertebrates must have living invertebrates to eat in order to survive...

Selected screenshots from video of presentation on 2015 Study by Scientist Gerardo Ceballos: Threat of Climate Change Caused Extinction to Marine Vertebrates:


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The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has a scientific name for Business as Usual. They have modeled it. They have a number for it. It's called the RCP-8.5. RCP stands for Representative Concentration Pathway.

Agelbert NOTE: This portion of a back and forth with a biosphere math challenged fellow is reposted here because the actual Climate Change trajectory CONTINUES to be WORSE than RCP 8.5 (i.e. "Worst Case" scenario according to the IPCC). 

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BAU annual FF production in the worse case IPCC scenarios (including IPCC RCP-8.5) is LESS than what is NOW BEING PRODUCED annually WORLDWIDE!

If you can cite references to that, I will stop being annoying, but I don't think you can for 3 reasons: 
Because Russia doesn't give out its FF production data publicly, the EIA ESTIMATES it, based on FF industry "knowledge". Because Saudi Arabia and other ME countries outright lie about their figures.
Because IPCC models are driven off decadal estimates of FF burnt.

I'm not your employee. If you are serious about learning the truth, subscribe to GCaptain (it's free). They cheerlead all sorts of polluting energy and shipping, along with an occasional article on Renewable Energy technology. That's where I learned about the Panama Canal LNG increase in activity and all those NEW LNG ice breakers that Russia is building (for some reason that you can't seem to relate to MORE FF production).

Here's a recent article:

http://gcaptain.com/capacity-increases-could-put-transpacific-container-rates-under-more-pressure/

They have their pulse on world shipping, energy production, and cargo capacity. The only article they posted that gives some hope for reduced FF production, among a tsunami of articles over the past year of massive increases in fossil fuel production AND upstream exploitation of NEW FF finds, is the fact that the Schlumberger pigs are getting out of the seismic ocean business (used to find more oil and gas). They are the big dogs in that but there are other polluting pigs who are NOT slowing down, but speeding up, especially in the ocean deposit LNG exploitation. This month the largest sale of leases for oil and gas exploration in the HISTORY of the USA for the Gulf of Mexico will be auctioned by the Trump Tools of the Fossil Fuel Fascists. I read that in GCaptain recently. Now if you think that portends anything but a MASSIVE INCREASE in exploitation for ,and production of, fossil fuels, you need psychological counseling.

Paul Beckwith's web site is also a good place for the truth about climate change and the IPCC scenario shortcomings (otherwise know as Happy Talk). He pulls no punches and gets into the math. So, you can argue with him all you want. I guarantee you that he will carve you up like a thanksgiving turkey.
 
https://paulbeckwith.net/

I know the truth about the short AND long term effects of the ongoing massive GHG production increase, the IPCC scenario faults and how the world economy is in a boost phase, NOT a 'shrinking bordering on collapse' phase, and do not need to prove anything at all to you.

My numerous posts on this issue have been consistently questioned by you. To me, you have no credibility as an objective person or a disinterested party. Frankly, I do not care if you believe your fantasy. I once did care and tried to patiently, and with irrefutable sources, explain the existential threat we are under to you, but your irrational responses to my posts convinced me that you lack objectivity, to put it as charitably as I can.

If you want to believe a YUGE COLLAPSE is just around the corner, go for it. If you want to believe said 'collapse' is going to make all those pesky GHG atmospheric heaters 'go away' because we are all hunting bugs with spears in the jungle, go for it. Who am I to keep you from going nuts?

Have a nice day.
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6 Reasons to Pay Attention 🚩 to the 🌡️ Heat

Heatwaves may lack the drama of extreme weather events like named storms. But did you know they’re the deadliest of all severe weather events? The heat dome that locked the Pacific Northwest in a lethal vice last week is the latest reminder: Across the world, things are heating upwith ☠️ fatal results.

Visit The Revelator for six things you need to know about climate change and heat waves.


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July 13, 2021

Climate-Fueled Heat, Police 🦍 Tactics Endanger Unhoused People
The extreme heat 🌡️ broiling the American West 😓 poses heightened dangers for unhoused people. Monsoonal humidity in California makes it harder to cool down overnight, the LA Times reports. Even though 35% humidity levels in Southern California are far lower than elsewhere in the country, it diminishes the body's ability to cool down overnight. “Nighttime is the only break we get,” Anthony Wainscott, who lives on the streets of Palmdale, with his dog Roscoe, told the LA Times. “And even then it’s way too hot.”

In Portland, Oregon, recent heatwaves made worse by climate change are exacerbating housing insecurity crises already worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Years of police tactics targeting unhoused populations discourage people from seeking shelter indoors out of fear that police will confiscate their possessions and clear housing encampments as they have done in the past.
(California: LA Times; Portland: Grist; Climate Signals background: Extreme heat and heatwaves)
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Jul 15, 2021



Reservoirs at Record Low Water Levels

The U.S. federal government may soon declare a first-ever water shortage in the Colorado River basin by 2022 at the latest. Declaring a water shortage would mean having mandatory water cuts in the Lower Basin States as two reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, have hit record lows after a 21 year decline in the water levels. The Colorado River, which flows through these states, is more than 1,400 miles long and serves about 40 million people across the West.

Farmers and Indigenous tribal nations have been hit the hardest by the lower water levels after years of struggling to secure their share of the river's water. But residents out West don't just get drinking water from the Colorado River, it also powers hydroelectric dams. That includes the Hoover Dam, which produces roughly 4 billion kilowatt-hours of hydroelectric power which is enough to serve 1.3 million people.

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Salmon need river water at or below 56°F ...
« Reply #2197 on: July 16, 2021, 01:39:22 pm »
 
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Jul 15, 2021


Nearly All The Chinook Salmon In The Sacramento River Will Die  :(

A drumbeat of climate-fueled heatwaves, compounded by water management practices, will likely kill nearly all juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento River, California wildlife officials warn. “It’s an extreme set of cascading climate events pushing us into this crisis situation,” California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Jordan Traverso told reporters.

Salmon need river water at or below 56°F to fully develop (which, in a human context, is so dangerously cold it can inhibit your ability to control your breathing). Low river levels caused by drought mean the water heats and evaporates faster, which lowers, and thus further warms the water in a vicious cycle.

The salmon die-offs have increased due to diversions from the Shasta Reservoir, which was formed by damming the Sacramento River in the 1940s, to the agriculture industry across the Central Valley, itself parched by the climate-fueled megadrought.

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Gizmodo: Sky-high temperatures and human reservoir mismanagement could create an ecological disaster in one of California's main waterways. 
 
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By Tibi Puiu on Jul 16, 2021


Devastating floods in western Europe exceed even worst climate change predictions

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Climate scientists have warned for decades that emitting copious amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere would make extreme weather, such as floods and heatwaves, more common. But even they, whose predictions have often been labeled ‘alarmist’, were surprised by the extent of the destruction caused by killer floods in Germany this week or the North American deadly heatwaves, where temperatures were close to a staggering 50°C.

Western Europe is 🌊 drowning

Heavy rains in the Rhine basin on Wednesday smashed precipitation records, leading to devastating floods that killed at least 100 people 🤦‍♂️ and destroyed tens of thousands of homes.  Nearly 900 army personnel have joined rescue workers in Germany since about 1,300 people were still reported missing.

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https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/climate/western-europe-floods-053252/

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Flooding & heat 🚩 & fires 🔥 & 🐦😢
« Reply #2199 on: July 19, 2021, 01:24:02 pm »
 
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July 19, 2021

🌊 Flooding & heat 🚩 & fires 🔥 & 🐦😢

80+ Fires Rage Across West, Bootleg Passes 300k Acres

The Bootleg Fire has now burned more than 300,000 acres in southern Oregon and continues to grow as more than 80 large wildfires the West forced evacuations across the region. The Bootleg Fire, currently thenation's  largest fire, is fueled by extremely dry vegetation and low humidity and grew at an average rate of about one football field every five seconds over its first 10 days. It was just 25% contained as of Sunday night PDT. Axios
 

June Heatwave Sent People To ER, Birds Fleeing Their Nests

The record-shattering Pacific Northwest Heatwave in late June caused a massive increase in emergency room visits, a new CDC report shows. Emergency departments across the region received 3,504 patients with heat-related illnesses in May and June with 79% of those occurring during the six most intense days of the heatwave. Washington and Oregon ERs saw 1,038 visits on June 28 alone, compared to just nine on June 28, 2019. The heatwave affected wildlife as well. Young birds of prey across the West jumped out of their nests to flee the extreme heat, the Washington Post reported. “I think these events really are wake-up calls,” Bob Sallinger, director of conservation at Portland Audubon, said. “That climate change is here, that the impacts are becoming more and more visible.”
Emergency Departments: Axios
 

Heavy Rains Trigger Deadly Landslides In Mumbai

At least 30 people are dead as heavy rain triggered landslides in and around Mumbai, India over the weekend. One weather station reported more than nine inches (23.49 cm) of rain in a 24 hour period with moderate to heavy rain expected to continue for another 48 hours. Reuters

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #2200 on: July 20, 2021, 04:45:59 pm »
 
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July 21, 2021



There is a hidden cost to food in the United States, according to a new report that evaluated factors like healthcare costs, biodiversity loss, and the direct environmental impacts of farming in the country. The report was released by the Rockefeller Foundation explains in its report, True Cost of Food: Measuring What Matters to Transform the U.S. Food System, and analyzes how our current food system is really costing us in the long run.

This was evaluated through 14 metrics including air pollution, food insecurity, antimicrobial resistance driven by the widespread use of antibiotics in farming, and greenhouse gas emissions. Those "externalized costs" amount to at least $2.1 trillion annually and will be paid for by future generations.
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May 27, 2021

Amazon Rainforest: no longer the 'lungs of the earth'.


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The Amazon was once called the 'lungs of the planet'. New research suggests those lungs are now so badly diseased that they may be irreparable. Human activity hasn't just lowered the amount of CO2 the region can store, it's also kicked off numerous other feedback loops that are now tipping out of control. So what are those variables, and what's the prognosis?

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