Heat Wave

Buzzwords Heat Wave = occurs when the daily maximum temperature of more than five consecutive days exceeds the average maximum temperature by 5 °C (9 °F), the normal period being 1961–1990. Headlines https://qz.com/1349882/drought-wildfires-and-flood-images-from-the-uk-japan-and-the-arctic Wikipedia Heat wave Planeta.com Extreme Heat Heat Dome Record Breaking Temperature Changing Climate

Banking on Climate Change

New report: Banking on Climate Change. Rainforest Action Network’s ninth annual fossil fuel finance report card shows how big banks continue to fund the climate crisis Key Links https://www.ran.org/bankingonclimatechange2018 Banking on Climate Change (PDF) Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2018 — A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil …

Extreme Events

Buzzwords Extreme Events = Lying in the outermost (“most unusual”) 10 percent of a place’s history. Also see: Extreme Heat Events = Sustained periods of abnormally and uncomfortably hot, and often humid, weather. NOAA https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/advancing-study-extreme-events Observing Mother Nature CEC http://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/monitoring-health-impacts-extreme-heat-events http://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/helping-north-america-communities-adapt-climate-change-pilot-syndromic-surveillance-system-extreme-heat-events https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/pubs/ClimateChangeandExtremeHeatEvents.pdf Planeta.com Health Changing Climate

Changing Climate

Photo What’s the story about climate change? What about ‘story’ — what have we missed in not making it more relevant? In April we look behind the headlines and suss out what’s happening around the world regarding our changing climate. Our view: human contribution is climate change is real and we have to find ways toward clean energy. …

Biodiversity and climate change: Contributions from science to policy for sustainable development

New Publication THE LIMA DECLARATION ON BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Contributions from Science to Policy for Sustainable Development, CBD Technical Series No.89 A joint publication by CBD, GIZ – Pro Ambiente, and IAI. Download https://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/cbd-ts-89-en.pdf Biodiversity and climate change: Contributions from science to policy for sustainable development Table of Contents THE FRAMEWORK Biodiversity and climate change. …

Cultures Under Water

Archives of the livestreaming videos from Tempe, Arizona – Cultures Under Water – climate impacts on tribal cultural heritage Key Links https://law.asu.edu/content/cultures-under-water-climate-impacts-tribal-cultural-heritage Extreme weather and climate events have increased over the past 50 years and Indigenous people are among the most vulnerable to the adverse effects because they are often inextricably tied to their land. …

Global Warming

Global Warming   Embedded Tweets Just flying over N Atlantic 300 miles of ice. Global warming! pic.twitter.com/loXwe7lwtK — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) February 27, 2015   Your freaking house in Cali is burning down, dude. Global warming! https://t.co/2gtqpgXeny — Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) December 6, 2017   Planeta.com Changing Climate

Climate #COP23

Hashtags Circle the dates on the calendar. The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference takes place November 6-17 at the WorldConference Centre in Bonn, Germany The conference, officially referred as COP 23/ CMP 13/ CMA 1-2, is hosted by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and presided over by Fiji. The UNFCCC secretariat and the Government …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future climate …