asterisk2a + extreme   234

Summer weather is getting 'stuck' due to Arctic warming | Environment | The Guardian
Rising temperatures in the Arctic have slowed the circulation of the jet stream and other giant planetary winds, says the paper, which means high and low pressure fronts are getting stuck and weather is less able to moderate itself.

The authors of the research, published in Nature Communications on Monday, warn this could lead to “very extreme extremes”, which occur when abnormally high temperatures linger for an unusually prolonged period, turning sunny days into heat waves, tinder-dry conditions into wildfires, and rains into floods.
Klimakatastrophe  jetstream  extreme  weather 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
Global heatwave is symptom of early stage cycle of civilisational collapse
BUT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ACTING WITH AN SENSE OF URGENCY. THE THE PRECURSOR OF CIVILISATiONAL COLLAPSE :: NOT JUST BECAUSE THE FINAL EXTINCTION EVEN IS SO REMOTE, UNIMAGINABLE 'this looks not safe' DOES NOT COME TO MIND WHEN YOU HAVE A 'heatwave' or 'Ernteausfall.' // industrial civilisational systems are vulnerable to collapse due to escalating climate impacts. And they highlight the urgent necessity of communities everywhere undertaking steps to achieve a systemic civilisational transition toward post-capitalist systems which can survive and prosper after fossil fuels. [...] Collapse does not arrive in this scenario as a singular point of terminal completion. Rather, collapse occurs as a a series of discrete but consecutive and interconnected amplifying feedback processes by which these dynamics interact and worsen one another. &! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45084144 https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/global-heatwave-is-symptom-of-early-stage-cycle-of-civilisational-collapse-efef3c1dd7eb https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state
Klimakatastrophe  climatechange  climate  change  global  warming  globalwarming  Gesellschaft  Society  crisis  collapse  ecological  environmental  environment  extreme  weather  event 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
Hurricane Ophelia: Warnings as storm heads to UK - BBC News
Ophelia set the record for the most easterly category three hurricane in the Atlantic. - just category 1
UK  extreme  weather  climatechange  climate  change  global  warming  globalwarming  Klimakatastrophe  Climatecatastrophe  economic  damage  hurricane 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Hurricanes: A perfect storm of chance and climate change? - BBC News
Those who have been sceptical of the impact of carbon emissions from human sources on the climate have crowed about the fact that it has been 12 years since a hurricane rated category three or above has made landfall in the US.
But those working in the field believe that measuring the connection between hurricanes and climate change based on the number that make land is hugely mistaken. [...] Rising temperatures lead to warmer air holding more moisture, which causes more intense downpours in a hurricane. The oceans have risen thanks to thermal expansion and glacier melt and this works to increase the dangers posed by storm surges.
Klimakatastrophe  Climatecatastrophe  climate  change  climatechange  globalwarming  global  warming  Hurricane  economic  damage  extreme  weather  flash  flood  drought 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
It's a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly | Michael E Mann | Opinion | The Guardian
https://theintercept.com/2017/08/28/harvey-didnt-come-out-of-the-blue-now-is-the-time-to-talk-about-climate-change/ - There is a simple thermodynamic relationship known as the Clausius-Clapeyron equation that tells us there is a roughly 3% increase in average atmospheric moisture content for each 0.5C of warming. Sea surface temperatures in the area where Harvey intensified were 0.5-1C warmer than current-day average temperatures, which translates to 1-1.5C warmer than “average” temperatures a few decades ago. That means 3-5% more moisture in the atmosphere. &! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/29/how-did-climate-change-worsen-hurricane-harvey https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/29/houston-harvey-new-orleans-katrina-survivors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0TCrGtTEQM
Hurricane  Harvey  Sandy  Katrina  climatechange  globalwarming  climate  change  global  warming  extreme  weather  flash  flooding  drought  rising  sea  level  temperature  science  Klimakatastrophe  climatecatastrophe 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Neue Klima-Studie - Hitze und Dürre werden zunehmen
Die jüngsten Waldbrände in Portugal haben gezeigt, wie verheerend die Kombination aus Hitzewellen und langer Trockenheit sein kann.
drought  extreme  weather  global  warming  gloablwarming  climatechange  climate  change  Jetstream  flash  flood  flooding  soil  erosion  coastal  heat  wave  heatwave  Hitzewelle  public  health  wildfire 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Europe's extreme June heat clearly linked to climate change, research shows | Environment | The Guardian
Human-caused climate change dramatically increased the likelihood of the extreme heatwave that saw deadly forest fires blazing in Portugal and Spain, new research has shown.

Much of western Europe sweltered earlier in June, and the severe heat in England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland was also made significantly more likely by global warming. Such temperatures will become the norm by 2050, the scientists warned, unless action is taken to rapidly cut carbon emissions.
climate  change  climatechange  global  warming  globalwarming  extreme  weather  extremeweather  heat  wave  flash  flood  flooding 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies - BBC News
Among the initiatives now rescinded is the Clean Power Plan, which required states to slash carbon emissions, to meet US commitments under the Paris accord. [...] The Trump administration says that scrapping the plan will put people to work and reduce America's reliance on imported fuel. [ people have to be put to work and taxed, because they have to rebuild parts of their country again and again after one extreme weather event after another. duh! ]
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  GOP  Republicans  climate  change  climatechange  globalwarming  global  warming  extreme  weather  flood  coastal  erosion  wildfire  Florida  USA  carbonfootprint 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Climate change: ‘human fingerprint’ found on global extreme weather | Environment | The Guardian
Global warming makes temperature patterns that cause heatwaves, droughts and floods across Europe, north America and Asia more likely, scientists find [ more energy in the system ]
climatechange  globalwarming  climate  change  global  warming  extreme  weather  flood  heatwave  storm 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
The UK’s vegetable shortage was not a blip – it’s a sign of things to come | Felicity Lawrence | Opinion | The Guardian
But when you take into account climate change, the shortages of early 2017 look more like a taste of things to come than just a blip, and that is almost impossible for supermarkets to admit. [...] First, it depends on the profligate use of finite resources – water, soil, and fossil fuels (with all their greenhouse gas emissions).
food  security  national  global  warming  extreme  weather  climate  change  climatechange  globalwarming  Oil  price  Food–industrial  complex  conglomerate  oligopol  oligopoly  multinational 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
We have entered a new era of conflict, warns new book
In his new book, Irregular War (IB Tauris) , he reflects on Isis, al-Qaida, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, and the Taliban - all separate manifestations, he says, of a new non-state dynamic driving international conflict through asymmetric and hybrid warfare. But their significance is more fundamental. They are part of what Rogers calls “an historical shift towards revolts from the margins”. And such revolts are made more likely by “the widening global socio-economic divide and the onset of climate disruption”. [...] The causes of conflict are many and deep – economic, political, societal, environmental, demographic. [...] “the increasing marginalisation of the majority of the world’s people caused by the workings of the neo-liberal system of international economic activity” which concentrates most of the fruits of economic growth in the hands of a transglobal elite of some 1.5bn people.
book  ISIS  ISIL  al-Qaeda  al-Qaida  Boko  Haram  Al  Shabab  Taliban  Middle  East  Iraq  War  climate  change  global  warming  extreme  weather  extreme  poverty  free  trade  weather  extreme  drought  crop  shortage  water  security  food  security  crop  failure  youth  unemployment  unemployment  Arab  Spring  Jasmine  Revolution  jasminrevolution  military-intelligence  military–industrial  complex  Gini  coefficient  inequality  poverty  1%  10%  20%  globalisation  globalization  winner  take  all  Super  Rich  plutocracy  neoliberal  neoliberalism  neoclassical  economics  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  Chicago  School  liberalism  Foreign  Aid  global  economy 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect
In a 2,000-page report, the Climate Change Committee says flooding will destroy bridges - wrecking electricity, gas and IT connections carried on them.
The committee also warns that poor farming means the most fertile soils will be badly degraded by mid-century.
And it says heat-related deaths among the elderly will triple by the 2050s as summer temperatures spiral.
The projections are based on the supposition that governments keep promises made at the Paris climate conference to cut emissions - a pledge that is in doubt.
The committee says if emissions are allowed to spiral, London summer temperatures could hit 48C (118F) in an extreme scenario, although the advisers say they don't expect that to happen.
The report from 80 authors is the most comprehensive yet on the potential impact of climate change on the UK.
economic  damage  economic  harm  economic  cost  climate  change  global  warming  climate  crisis  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  insurance  cost  insurance  premium  flood  defences  flood  plane  flooding  flood  defence  protection  flash  flood  flash  floods  urban  planning  UK  COP21  carbon  tax  pollution  meat  tax  renewable  energy  public  health  risk 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Warming unlikely to limit chances of UK soggy summers
Scientists say that greenhouse gases will cause a general rise in summer temperatures, over the course of this century.
But they argue, it is random shifts in Atlantic storm tracks that determine whether our summers are hot and sunny or cool and wet.
jet  stream  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  UK  global  warming  climate  change 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Travel disruption and floods warnings as South East hit by more rain
[- ALLES ZUBETONIEREN -] Rainfall totals since 18:00 on Wednesday show one month's worth of rain fell in London in less than 24 hours
UK  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  economic  damage  insurance  cost  insurance  industry  climate  change  global  warming  urbanisation 
june 2016 by asterisk2a
Joe Rogan & Brendan Schaub Discuss Conor McGregor, GSP, Nate Diaz & UFC 200
deaths in MMA ... MMA is Extreme Sport. Direct, unprotected contact. NFL w neurological consequences (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NFL_players_with_chronic_traumatic_encephalopathy), same.
MMA  Extreme  Sport  NFL  Boxing  UFC  business  of  PED  Doping  Entertainment  Entertainment 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Why is one of the world's largest lakes disappearing?
Lake Chad was once one of the largest lakes in the world, but as much as 90% of it has disappeared in the past 50 years. [ human activity + change in rain patterns ]
Lake  Chad  sustainability  sustainable  human  activity  global  warming  climate  change  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  rainfall  National  Security  food  Africa 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Clouds gather over solar power after golden years of success
After a day in which Britain generated more power from the sun than from coal for the first time, the industry should be rejoicing. But the mood is fearful [...] But over the last year both the RO and FiT support mechanisms have been either removed or wound dramatically further down – with the government arguing the industry should largely be fending for itself while bill payers should be spared unnecessary cost. [...] [ spokesman from energy department - no subsisdy for renewables, ... but strike price guarantee for nuclear energy w nuclear waste problem]
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Sustainability or Prosperity? Why Not Both? | PolicyCast
describes the rapidly growing field of sustainability science, which combines a variety of disciplines in both the hard and social sciences to find paths towards a sustainable future. //&! Book Pursuing Sustainability: A Guide to the Science and Practice – (2016) by Pamela Matson, William C. Clark, Krister Andersson. //&! http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/publications/insight/international/william-clark &! https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=LkLCmQwAAAAJ&hl=en &! http://earthsky.org/human-world/william-c-clark-defines-sustainable-development &! Jeffrey Sachs - Global Cooperation and Sustainable Development - youtu.be/cRWtRh3yLI0 &! "Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet." - youtu.be/n3kzzVP2c7w &! Jeffrey Sachs: "The Price of Civilization" - youtu.be/_G6SYmQ0swg - profoundly underestimated globalization's long-term effects: jobs, incomes, poverty, and the environment.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Philippines rice shortage sparks violence
South East Asia Drought (heat wave), water shortage, and forest fires. / One of the strongest El Nino weather events ever recorded has caused heatwaves, water shortages and forest fires around the world.
Now deaths linked to protests over food shortages have been reported in Cotabato province in the southern Philippines, where thousands of drought-hit farmers have clashed with police over demands for rice. //&! http://www.irinnews.org/report/77478/philippines-rice-shortage-hits-poor-government-grapples-solution &! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_global_rice_crisis &! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-31/thai-water-crisis-may-ease-over-next-two-months-government-says &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35499487
El  Nino  Thailand  Asia  drought  Philippines  Wildfire  forest  fire  water  shortage  heat  wave  extreme  weather  National  Security  food  weather  extreme  food  poverty  Ethiopia  drinking  water  water  management  global  warming  climate  change 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Worst Mediterranean drought in 900 years has human fingerprints all over it
A new study shows that the current Mediterranean drought is likely the worst in 900 years, probably due to human-caused intensification [...] To be clear, this study doesn’t prove that droughts are getting worse, and it doesn’t prove that human emissions of greenhouse gases are making droughts more severe. In fact, proving such statements would be nearly impossible. What this study does is put recent extreme weather into historical context.
California  Mediterranean  drought  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  climate  change  global  warming  COP21  National  Security  food  water  scarcity  water  Wars  water  management  water  rights  water  shortage  water  supply  livestock  farming  sustainability  sustainable 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Climate change deal: 'Zero carbon' laws promised by government - BBC News
Under current law, emissions must be cut by 80% by 2050 - but ministers have said this does not go far enough. Following the climate deal in Paris, it is clear the UK must not increase CO2 at all because the warming threat is so severe, they added. No details of the law change have been given - and critics said the UK was failing to meet even current targets. [...] However, many in the energy sector will be baffled by what they see as a schizophrenic attitude to climate change from the government. While pledging their allegiance to very demanding CO2 cuts, ministers have made a slew of policy changes that are predicted to increase emissions. [...] government has failed to secure any new nuclear stations, scrapped a competition for carbon capture and threatened cuts in the offshore wind budget unless costs radically fall. [& turned back on] onshore wind and large scale solar energy
COP21  climate  change  global  warming  carbonfootprint  Food  Politics  industry  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  energy  policy  renewable  energy  Amber  Rudd  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  austerity  policy  folly  policy  error  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  flooding  flash  flood  UK  Tories  nasty  party  austerity  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  policy  error  policy  folly  trickle-down  economics  free  market  Privatisation  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Hinkley  Point  C 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
March 2016's shocking global warming temperature record.
A daily analysis of global temperatures shows that the Northern Hemisphere likely exceeded 2 degrees Celsius above "normal" around March 1, 2016, when measuring from pre-industrial levels.* [...] That mark has long been held (somewhat arbitrarily) as the point above which climate change may begin to become "dangerous" to humanity. It's now arrived—though very briefly—much more quickly than anticipated. This is a milestone moment for our species. Climate change deserves our greatest possible attention. [...] So what’s actually happening now is the liberation of nearly two decades’ worth of global warming energy that’s been stored in the oceans since the last major El Niño in 1998. //&! - bit.ly/1R34X8p
climate  change  global  warming  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  COP21  El  Nino  economic  damage  drought  flash  floods  flooding  National  Security  food  ocean  warming  rising  sea  levels 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Demand for Meat Is Driving Water Shortages Affecting 4 Billion People | TakePart
Climate change, population growth, and skyrocketing meat consumption is making water scarce for two-thirds of the world’s population. [...] “For example, the average water footprint per calorie for beef is 20 times larger than for cereals and starchy roots,” he said. “The meat consumption per person in the world is still increasing, so the water demand grows quickly because of that.”
water  scarcity  watersupply  water  rights  water  supply  water  security  National  food  security  Meat  Industry  sustainability  sustainable  Politics  carbon  tax  Milk  Industry  climate  change  global  warming  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  drought 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
El Niño passes its peak while La Niña is possible this year - BBC News
The El Niño weather phenomenon has reached its peak according to scientists and is set to decline over the next few months. Researchers say there is a 50:50 chance that it will be replaced by a La Niña event before the end of this summer. La Niña which involves a cooling of the Pacific Ocean, usually brings wetter conditions to Asia, Africa and Latin America. These events can typically last twice as long as an El Niño.
El  Nino  La  Nina  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  climate  change  global  warming  ocean  warming 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Obama climate initiative: Supreme Court calls halt - BBC News
this is akin to taking plaster to fix a crumbling high rise: limiting the emissions and putting cost on emissions for one industry, seen as heavies polluter in public eye ... while livestock industry is biggest +50% of them all. // what is needed is a carbon tax that also includes environmental and ecological cost (ie deforestation, water pollution from pig waste - livestock farming) and if we are already there, what about antibiotic-resistance? A Marschall Plan for the future of earth and its occupants. A future for us. // If and import doesn't have a carbon tax, tariffs have to be enacted on imports based on their damage to environment, ecology and carbon emissions. ... // economic damage & public health problems and health inequality in the future is deferred taxation for the next generation // Obama isn't bold enough. Not Utopian enough.
livestock  farming  coal  power  gas  shale  gas  fracking  carbon  tax  COP21  self-regulation  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  era  public  transportation  gasoline  Petroleum  Industry  fossil  fuel  zombie  consumer  consumerism  materialism  Wegwerfgesellschaft  Generationengerechtigkeit  climate  crisis  climate  change  climate  science  climate  system  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  economic  damage  coastal  erosion  public  health  policy  public  health  air  pollution  public  safety  water  pollution  pollution  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  ocean  warming  acidification  Overfishing  Meat  Industry  food  global  warming  exploitation  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  oversight  revolving  door  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  accountability  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  presidency  barackobama  economic  history  history 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Do names make us think storms are worse? - BBC News
Overall, the period from mid-December 2013 to mid-February 2014 saw at least 12 major winter storms, making it the stormiest period of UK weather for more than 20 years. This winter hasn't been as bad but it's seen an above-average level of stormy weather patterns, says Doug Parker, a meteorology professor at Leeds University. "During some years you get into a distinct pattern of certain weather types, such as cold - or stormy, as it is now."
extreme  weather  weather  extreme 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
After the floods, York’s residents try to piece their lives back together | Money | The Guardian
And, to add insult to injury, some are now likely to be told their insurer has decided not to renew their policy. [...] // bit.ly/1GjRCCu - UK flood fund in £2.1bn reinsurance deal. Flood Re insurance sheme is subsidies by government [...] Flood Re is being launched because the UK insurance industry has said it ... >> government-backed flood insurance subsidies fund // on.ft.com/1T6gCmN &! bit.ly/1QkZNP1 &! bit.ly/20P14oY - An agreement between UK insurers and the Government to develop a not-for-profit company – Flood Re – to allow insurers to pass the flood risk element of a home insurance policy into a fund that will pay any subsequent flood claim. It is designed to enable high flood risk households to obtain affordably priced flood insurance. //&! bit.ly/1GjRCCu industry is putting in 10m to set it up, but the eventual payouts go out of public finances!
flash  floods  flooding  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  economic  damage  insurance  premium  global  warming  climate  change  COP21  UK 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Hitachi boss issues warning over Wylfa subsidy deal - BBC News
[ giving extortionate (for consumer) strike prices, while cutting renewable feed in tariff 95% and 500m subsidies for Oil/Aberdeen ] The head of the company behind a new £8bn nuclear power station on Anglesey has warned it may walk away from the project if a subsidy deal with the UK government cannot be reached. Hitachi chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi told the Telegraph he voiced concerns about Wylfa Newydd's expected cost to Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. It followed problems a rival faced for the Hinkley Point plant in Somerset. The UK government said it wants low-cost nuclear power. Hitachi owns Horizon Nuclear Power which is behind the plans to build the new power plant, which could be operational by the early 2020s. Horizon is in talks with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on issues such as the strike price, which will be key to attracting additional finance.
energy  price  energy  policy  renewable  energy  fossil  fuel  nuclear  power  UK  Westminster  Tories  austerity  Smart  Grid  underinvestment  foreign  direct  investment  Amber  Rudd  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  Hinkley  Point  C  nuclear  subsidies  subsidizing  corporate  welfare  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  transparency  accountability  white  elephant  white  lies  PR  spin  doctor  Positioning  COP21  carbon  tax  carbonfootprint  carbon  trading  scheme  carbonemission  climate  change  global  warming  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  nuclear  waste  short-termism 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
'Killer blizzard' which battered America is heading for Scotland (From Herald Scotland)
[ Blizzard Jonas. More moisture. More precipitation. More energy to be released. ] Forecasters have predicted the weather system will hit Britain on Tuesday morning, bringing torrential rain and heavy winds. The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning covering most of Wales, north-west England and west Scotland.
extreme  weather  weather  extreme  UK  USA  global  warming  climate  change  ocean  warming  El  Nino  Gulf  Stream  greenland  iceshield  weather  system  climate  science 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Blizzard: US-Ostküste versinkt im Schnee - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Blizzard Jonas [ more moisture in air, more precipitation (more snow) ] Wintersturm in den USA: Heftige Schneefälle, der Verkehr steht still - bit.ly/1Qsrgmm //&! Blizzard: New York steht still - #snowzilla hat Millionenmetropolen an der US-Ostküste zu Geisterstädten gemacht: Der Blizzard legte in vielen Städten das öffentliche Leben lahm. In New York dürfen die Menschen nicht mehr Auto fahren - sonst werden sie verhaftet, droht die Polizei. - bit.ly/1K4zbVx - Allein am Samstag fielen an der Ostküste fast 5000 Linienflüge aus, 2169 weitere wurden diesen Sonntag gestrichen. [...] Lebensmittel ausverkauft //&! most flights for sun and mon cancelled - 7ny.tv/1Vijfjb &! secures itslef a spot in Top 5 of lifestime storms - 7ny.tv/1OHgt5g - an inch close to the biggest ever snowfall - bbc.in/20mwcM7
extreme  weather  weather  extreme  economic  damage  climate  change  global  warming  ocean  warming  weather  system  climate  science 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal 'own goal' - BBC News
Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios which he singles out. And he says that further progress in science and technology will create "new ways things can go wrong". Prof Hawking is giving this year's BBC Reith Lectures, which explore research into black holes, and his warning came in answer to audience questions. He says that assuming humanity eventually establishes colonies on other worlds, it will be able to survive. "Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years. [...] But he also said that future generations of researchers should be aware of how scientific and technological progress is changing the world, and to help the wider public understand it. //&! bit.ly/1RwS7yA
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
West Coast Main Line closed to Carlisle until March - BBC News
The West Coast Main Line is to remain closed until the beginning of March amid further delays to repair a crucial viaduct in South Lanarkshire. [...] Phil Verster, managing director of the ScotRail Alliance said: "The damage caused by Storm Frank to the Lamington Viaduct has been very serious. "Our engineers have been in a race against time to get the structure stabilised and prevent it from collapsing into the Clyde. "Only now that we have won that race can we really see the full extent of the damage."
flash  floods  flooding  economic  damage  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  infrastructure  infrastructure  investment  underinvestment 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Storm Desmond: Flooded rivers broke flow records - BBC News
Three rivers in the north of England had the largest flow ever recorded in the country because of Storm Desmond.
UK  flash  floods  flooding  extreme  weather  weather  extreme 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
January hurricane forms in Atlantic for first time since 1938 | World news | The Guardian
Hurricane Alex develops near Azores in water barely warm enough for any storm to form, says US researchers. [...] Hurricane Alex’s maximum sustained winds were near 140kph (85mph) and residents of Portugal’s mid-Atlantic Azores islands were warned to expect waves up to 18m (60ft) high and wind gusts up to 160kph (100mph). The islands’ Civil Protection Service issued a weather red alert, the highest of four warnings that indicates extreme risk, for five of the archipelago’s nine islands. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami said in a Facebook post there hadn’t been a hurricane present during the month of January since 1955, when Alice formed in late December 1954 and carried over into the next month.
Gulf  Stream  greenland  iceshield  ocean  warming  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  global  warming  climate  change  El  Nino 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, What’s going on with our weather right now?
Strom Desmond, Strom Eva, Storm Frank // Adam Rutherford and Roland Pease explain the science behind why we have been experiencing all this rainfall recently, and it's not just because of El Niño. // weather system tangled, forecasted was wet winter, ... the warmth of tropical pacific changes location (over to central to west pacific) like a bouncy castle - changes stratosphere, still to understand all the dynamics of changes due to El Nino and global warming, see also Polar Vortex and Jet Stream (which is cutting edge of climate science). El Nino was not the only thing that changed the Jet Stream but also the Atlantic temperature. // Cumbria: floods - made worse by "atmospheric river" long ribbon of moisture = long periods of rainfall over one particular place. // Global warming will make winters more extreme. More water vapour in atmosphere due to global warming. + Unusual weather pattern (El Nino + Atlantic temps) = double whammy for extreme and unusual weather.
flooding  flash  floods  UK  weather  system  global  warming  El  Nino  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  climate  change  jet  stream  weather  ocean  warming 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Whoa...The Climate Crisis at the North Pole - YouTube
Storm Frank/Storm Eva/Storm Desmond. High temps @North Pole. This will go down into the history books! Destabalising of Polar Vortex (colder winters) vs El Nino effect (warmer wetter winters) + Jet Stream wobbly (<< still cutting edge science.) [...] 'Destable Polar Vortex due to global warming.' Wobbly Jet Stream = chaotic weather (ie warm arctic like california warm). Coming Decades more extremes, more events. //&! Civilization's rise based on fossil fuel = also it's demise, mass extinction - youtu.be/XhkpsyT3mDc //&! Pre-COP21 France Foreign Minister "We Are on the Edge of a Climatic Abyss" - youtu.be/jfeS5k1518o //&! Crisis is Worse Than We Think & Scientists Are Self-Censoring to Downplay Risk - youtu.be/NmL4t8TclGU - public collectively comfortably aware. and hoping for carbon capture tech. youtu.be/svlU6p0gHgo //&! Naomi Klein on Why Climate Change is ‘Incredibly Threatening To Our Elites’ - youtu.be/g_2GjzS576A
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Weather records: December was 'wettest month for UK' - BBC News
Storms propelled by the jet stream were mainly to blame, it says, with contributions from the El Nino weather phenomenon and man-made climate change. December was something of a freak month, it acknowledges. Climate change has raised UK temperatures by around 1C (1.8F) so far, so it will be many decades before this level of extreme weather becomes the new winter norm, it says. Other scientists say that with climate change, there will be no "normal" weather. //&! Storms Desmond and Eva flooded 16,000 homes in England - bbc.in/1O4iNTC + Frank mainly in Scotland. //&! Collapsed Tadcaster bridge repairs 'to cost £3m' - bbc.in/1VGKjcE //&! York flood victims to get £500 payment for clean up //&! More government money promised for flood-hit councils - bbc.in/1OxmC5e //&! Plan for temporary road in wake of Aberdeenshire flooding - bbc.in/1IPAAPn //&! Flats in Dundee evacuated after storm damage - bbc.in/1PLNTSi
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Storm Frank: What have we done to make the flooding worse? - BBC News
[Strom Eva, Desmond, Frank, ... building code has to be reviewed. new buildings have to be raised, first floor ~1m above ground. no basement. also, roofs have to resist gale winds easily ] Policy-makers are often keen to see brownfield land used for residential development, but these areas are often most vulnerable to flooding. Demand from buyers has fuelled this growth, too. You might assume that there would be huge drops in property prices after highly publicised floods. But in places like Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and Cockermouth, Cumbria, which experienced heavy flooding in 2007 and 2009 respectively, prices have remained largely unaffected in the long run. [...] "We've tended to straighten rivers, to canalise them, to embank them and all that rushes the water down to the nearby urban pinch point," explains environmentalist and writer George Monbiot, adding that the flow of water should be slowed down and the rivers lengthened instead.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
UK floods: 'This could be the end for our business' - BBC News
[ Desmond hit Cumbria and Co. ] [Storm Eva hit Manchester, York, Lancashire region and Co plus Cumbria again. ] [ Storm Frank, Scotland bore the brunt, even Franks eye wasn't even near British Isles ] He told the BBC the firm had not been able to get flood insurance due to its proximity to the water and he now felt "this could be the end" of the business. //&! Manchester City Centre - bbc.in/1Tst39u - &! River Ouse - bbc.in/1JMkS2i //&! Communities along River Ouse - bbc.in/1PzzBnP //&! Clean-up and Frank - bbc.in/22B2o0t & Frank@Scottish Borders - bbc.in/22B2C7O //&! UK floods: David Cameron pledges £280m for Yorkshire flood defences - bbc.in/1PzRjWh - Bellwin scheme adds to budget deficit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellwin_scheme //&! York's efforts to prevent flooding - bbc.in/1Ji7Gr8 //&! Cumbria region flooded three times - bbc.in/1YRW7xW //&! Roads washed away - bbc.in/1R24aEb A93 Scotland, Storm Frank. &! bbc.in/1NV0Qa0 Royal visit to Ballater &! bbc.in/1Tsutkw
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Storm Frank: Body of kayaker found as Scotland bears the brunt of torrential rains - live | UK news | The Guardian
[ Storm Eva, Storm Desmond ... Storm Frank. ] “Cutting flood defence money, which has been cut over the past five years, is not the answer, the answer has to be to increase it,” said Corbyn. [...] December 2015 was the warmest since 1910. Along with the remarkable warmth, and virtual complete lack of frost, there has been a marked contrast in rainfall across the UK, said the Met Office. It has been the wettest December on record for Scotland and Wales. North-west England has also seen record breaking rainfall, but central and southern England have been much closer to average. For the UK as a whole it’s currently the second wettest on record. - &! bbc.in/1IGRXSn [...] Bellwin scheme, which allows ministers to offer emergency financial assistance to local authorities to help with the cost of flood damage. //&! bit.ly/1JLzDT1 "we don't have insurance."
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Storm Frank hits UK: Latest updates - BBC News
[as Strom Frank batters UK. And the eye of the Strom wasn't even over or very near British Isles. ] A former civil service boss Lord Kerslake - who was the chief executive of Sheffield City Council when the area was affected by flooding in 2007 - says Britain needs to accept the weather it's dealing with. He told BBC Radio 4's The World at One: "Where I think we perhaps haven't learnt enough is because I think we are thinking too much about these as freak events.  "I think we are now part of a pattern where this is going to be the way things are - and we have to plan our infrastructure accordingly.  "We need to invest more in flood defences."
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
North of England flooding: Latest updates - BBC News
[ After Storm Desmond ... Storm Eva. Frank Coming 1 1/2 days later: bbc.in/1mfDcw6 - Analysts estimate the cost of flooding across northern England could exceed £1.5bn. So Far, 2015. ] Council pledges to help flood victims in Rochdale - Posted at 12:16 - Rochdale Council is offering a one-off payment of £500 to help flooded households recover, as well as business tax relief for companies forced to leave their properties. Councillor Richard Farnell, leader of Rochdale Borough Council, says: "There are many people facing extremely challenging circumstances after the terrible flooding that affected parts of our borough."  Meanwhile, Rochdale Council skips have been placed in affected areas to help people clear debris from their homes, and there's been a warning that mud from the floods could be contaminated with raw sewage. // Guardian Live Coverage: bit.ly/1OiuLdJ & bit.ly/1NNmvka //&! issue should be taken ‘out of party politics’ to ensure experts’ recommendations - bit.ly/1YPuCjg
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
UK floods: Storm Frank threatens more misery - BBC News
A fresh storm threatens to bring more misery to parts of the UK, including areas already hit by severe flooding. Storm Frank is due to sweep in from Tuesday evening, with Cumbria and south and central Scotland at most risk. There are nine severe flood warnings - meaning "danger to life" - in England and Wales, mostly centred on York which was badly hit by flooding on Saturday. David Cameron has defended government spending on flood defences after the devastation across northern England. Floods minister Rory Stewart told the Today programme that the government was open to the idea of an external review being held. The Environment Agency said on Monday there would have to be a "complete rethink" of flood defences. December has seen communities in Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire swamped by rising waters. Storm Frank poses a new threat in the wake of what Storm Eva brought over the Christmas weekend. [...] costs could exceed £1.5bn. [ Eva, Desmond, Frank ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
More than 100,000 flee El Niño flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay | Environment | The Guardian
Worst El Niño in more than 15 years causes several deaths and drives thousands from their homes in border areas of four South American countries
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Warning: your festive meal could be more damaging than a long-haul flight | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/meat-industry - A kilogramme of beef protein reared on a British hill farm can generate the equivalent of 643kg of carbon dioxide. A kilogramme of lamb protein produced in the same place can generate 749kg. One kilo of protein from either source, in other words, causes more greenhouse gas emissions than a passenger flying from London to New York. //&! http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/23/eat-less-red-meat-and-cycle-more-for-your-and-the-planets-health // [...] I’m not suggesting that you eat no meat or other animal products. I am suggesting that we should all eat far less. Save the splurge for Christmas. And even then, choose carefully. [ Reductarian ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
'Almost too late': fears of global superbug crisis in wake of antibiotic misuse | Society | The Guardian
Despite European Union regulations aiming to cut back on the unnecessary use of antibiotics, Dr Brown believes it will take more than just legislation to tackle the superbug crisis. Market forces will need to be compelled to cut usage, perhaps when prompted by a shift in public opinion, he said. “Those with a vested interest find ways around legislation. So, in addition to public policy we will need also the power of market forces,” he added. “When the public start demanding meat that has not seen antibiotics - because they understand that the meat may contain antibiotic resistant bacteria - only then will real progress be made. We need education about the threat.”
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Literatur ǀ Kapitalismus oder Klima? — der Freitag
Literatur Der Politologe Athanasios Karathanassis erklärt in seinem Buch, warum man über Kapitalismus nicht schweigen kann, wenn es um Umwelt geht [...] Kapitalistische Naturverhältnisse, Ursachen von Naturzerstörungen Begründungen einer Postwachstumsökonomie Athanasios Karathanassis
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Wetter vor Weihnachten: Süßer die Büsche nie blühen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ mild winter ] Schal und Mütze liegen wieder im Schrank - und da können sie noch eine Weile bleiben: Deutschland stehen warme Feiertage bevor. Das irritiert nicht nur Weihnachtsromantiker, sondern auch Pflanzen und Tiere.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Norwegen: Schneelawine tötet einen Menschen in Spitzbergen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Beim Abgang einer Schneelawine im hohen Norden Norwegens ist ein Mann gestorben, mehrere Menschen wurden verletzt. Medien berichten vom schwersten Unwetter auf Spitzbergen seit 30 Jahren.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Uno beschließt Welt-Klimavertrag: Historisches Abkommen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Alle 196 Länder stimmten zu: Beim Klimagipfel in Paris haben sich die Staaten auf ein Abkommen geeinigt, das die Erderwärmung eindämmen soll. Die Beschlüsse betreffen alle Bereiche der Gesellschaft. - Weniger als zwei Grad - Schluss mit Treibhausgasen (fast); Der Höhepunkt der CO2-Emissionen soll so schnell wie möglich erreicht werden, heißt es im Vertrag. "Eine sehr weiche Formulierung, hier ist kein großer Fortschritt gelungen", sagt Reimund Schwarze vom Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung UFZ. Entwicklungsländer dürfen länger brauchen, wird im Dokument betont. Das beschlossene Ziel ist schwammiger als etwa von Deutschland gefordert. - Abgasziele sollen ständig verschärft werden - Risiken bei Erwärmung abfedern - Schäden und Verluste [ economic damage ] - Geld für die Armen - Verteilung der Verantwortung - Auskunftspflicht - Starttermin [ 2020 ] - Vertragsunterzeichnung [ April 2016 ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
COP21: Why do two degrees matter? - BBC News
2 Degree limit was agreed by consensus of western nations (w fossil fuel lobbies sitting left and right next to them), stupid.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
UK Floods: Stories from the devastation in Cumbria - BBC News
Storm Desmond. // people can't seem to make the long-term connection or even imagine that it will get worse and worse and worse. their actions. and what is happening again and again and again. it's like an addict who take it as granted sleeping rough, beschaffungskirminalitaet, ... and what comes with it. //&! bit.ly/1TG4Jkf //&! Floods bring people together, but they also wash away trust. - If I were David Cameron, I would fast-track flood defences ahead of HS2, and say: ‘These are the people’s priorities – I get it’ - bit.ly/1OVkqop
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Ignoring watersheds, ignoring climate change: flooded by our ignorance | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
Storm Desmond’s floods expose the utter madness of government policies, both in the hills and at the Paris talks. It’s as if it had come to remind us of what’s at stake. While the climate negotiations in Paris trudge their dreary road, Storm Desmond takes a great boot to our backsides. Yet still we fail to make the connection. The news records the spectacle and ignores the implications. //&! On Monday, experts called for new measures to be implemented –such as raising new buildings a metre above ground – to help cope with global warming-induced flooding. - bit.ly/1YVeQ8r //&! Flood defences failed; bit.ly/1LZTcGN //&! Labour attacks £115m fall in flood management spending - bit.ly/1NCldJY //&! bit.ly/1loVcU9 - 45k homes without power. //&! Pictures w Cameron visiting flooded homes; bit.ly/1QbA7JD //&! Guardian Editorial - bit.ly/1PShdr9 &! bbc.in/1iatrb6 &! bbc.in/1PTFMnG &! bbc.in/1Qc4Vd7 &! bbc.in/1HRT1mb - Vegan as Long-term investment against extreme weather, duh. makes men cry.
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