Author Topic: Climate, Weather, and Climate Effects, 2020 and Beyond  (Read 5483 times)

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This Hot Summer Is One of the Coolest of the Rest of Our Lives
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Heat waves broke temperature records around the world this past summer, but it will still be one of the coolest summers of the next few decades
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Extreme heat has been a constant in the news this past summer: In July a punishing heat wave in Europe pushed temperatures across parts of the U.K. above 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) for the first time in history. That same month was viciously hot across China, including in Shanghai—home to 26 million people—which tied its highest-ever July reading of 105.6 degrees F (40.9 degrees C). And even before the summer officially began, searing heat settled over the U.S. South in May. Amarillo, Tex., recorded its earliest day with temperatures topping 100 degrees F (37.8 degrees C), and Abilene, Tex., endured 14 straight days of 100 degrees F or higher, doubling its previous streak.

Those were just a few of the events that contributed to the Northern Hemisphere’s land areas experiencing their second-warmest June and third-warmest July on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But temperatures that make big news today may seem ho-hum—even relatively cool—within a couple of decades, as the continued burning of fossil fuels pushes baseline temperatures ever higher. Heat waves are also becoming longer and more frequent. Not every summer will be hotter than the one just before it, of course, but global warming means that the heat records set today will eventually fall down the charts. As U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said during the July launch of Heat.gov, a government website for heat information, “The reality is, given the scientific predictions, this summer—with its oppressive and widespread heat waves—is likely to be one of the coolest summers of the rest of our lives.”

In a world without human-caused climate change, we would expect to see records set fairly randomly, following the whims of our planet’s natural variations in climate. But global warming has effectively loaded the dice, with record heat outpacing record cold. This imbalance is starkly evident in the famous “warming stripes” graphics created by climate scientist Ed Hawkins of the University of Reading in England. These graphics render each year’s average temperature as a shade of red or blue, depending on how much above or below the long-term average it is. The version below shows summer temperatures going back to the mid-19th century for the land areas of the Northern Hemisphere, relative to the average for 1971–2000. Though there is the odd pink or orange year scattered throughout the record, the pileup of deep red bars in recent decades immediately jumps out. Even 1998—which at the time was far and away the hottest summer (and year) on record because of an exceptionally strong El Niño event—has been far surpassed. Similarly, the 1990s were supplanted as the hottest decade by the 2000s, which were then replaced by the 2010s. The 2020s will eventually follow suit.
Entire article: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/this-hot-summer-is-one-of-the-coolest-of-the-rest-of-our-lives/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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What else did you expect from colonialist bloodlines?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_Wy3qJ0Cus

(And why are those guys all wearing Western suits FFS?! Don't they feel hot dressed like that in the midst of global warming?)

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Even Harris is now saying it:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-silent-kamala-harris-141514595.html

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The White House is defending Vice President Kamala Harris over her recent comments that "equity" needs to be at the center of the response to hurricanes.

The controversy erupted after Harris was asked during a Democratic National Committee event about the White House's efforts to respond to climate change-related weather disasters within the U.S. and abroad.

"It is our lowest-income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues that are not of their own making," she continued. "So we have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity."

The less you contribute to global warming, the more you suffer its consequences. This is how Western civilization works.

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg15316/#msg15316

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg15113/#msg15113

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg14839/#msg14839

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/msg14809/#msg14809

etc.

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https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/kamala-harris-tell-conservatives-where-153600035.html

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Vice President Kamala Harris’ team and the White House are in full damage control mode after she said earlier this week that the federal government would focus on racial equity in its response to the Hurricane Ian disaster.

Imma need them to stop it, because Harris told no lies and said nothing she needs to be equivocal about. She told a truth, a truth that’s been true for a long time and moreover a truth that, if the world around us is any indication, will only be more true as time goes on.
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What Harris didn’t say is the thing that scares racist white folks the most—that poor Black people would get priority in determining how hurricane relief money was spent. But so the hell what if she had?

The fact that extreme weather conditions impact poor people—who in this country disproportionately tend to be Black and Hispanic and live in places and under conditions more prone to the consequences of natural disasters—made the Fox News crowd’s heads pop completely off their shoulders.
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the reality is that government responses to natural disasters in this country have nearly always centered on race and class. It’s just that until now, that dynamic has only been actualized in ways that hurt poor people. The best examples, of course, were the local, state and federal government responses to Hurricane Katrina. Poor and working class Black folk were more likely to have lived in low-lying parts of New Orleans, close to the bodies of water where breached levees failed to hold back the deadly flood.

As a result, overwhelmingly Black neighborhoods like the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans East and Gentilly is where the most people were left stranded when the water rose. It was residents of those neighborhoods who were left to fend for themselves, wading through floodwaters or walking miles to shelter inside the then-named Superdome after being stranded for days on rooftops and overpasses without food or water or the protection of police, who had largely abandoned the city. And it’s those communities that, nearly two decades later, still haven’t fully recovered.

But you don’t need to look to a natural disaster a quarter century ago to get Harris’ point. Jackson, Mississippi, a majority-Black city that also happens to be the capital of its state, suffered a near total failure of its municipal water system just last month. That failure was preceded by record flooding, which was fueled by the same climate change feeding megastorms like Ian and Katrina before it.

Those storms are expected to happen more frequently and to leave more death and destruction in their wake. The people who stand to lose the most—who stand to die the most—are the ones who have always been on the wrong side of structural inequity in this country. As we speak, conservatives are pretending the vice president of the United States saying hurricane relief needs to happen in an equitable way is bad thing, while every Florida House Republican last week voted against a bill that includes federal disaster relief funds that could be used to help their own state.

They can afford to talk out of both sides of their mouths because the people hurt worst by their inaction aren’t wealthy whites who tend to vote GOP and have enough insurance to rebuild. In the meantime, Black Floridians are wondering if anyone will help them.

Harris looks like the only politician even talking about that, and she shouldn’t walk back from it.

I agree.

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Now in headline form:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/where-climate-burdens-fall-heaviest-162445093.html

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Where climate burdens fall heaviest: Nations with lightest emissions

This is the message we must keep pushing!

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Climate change is deeply unfair, with those countries that have contributed least to the problem feeling the most devastating consequences.
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“It’s the underdeveloped countries that suffer the most,” says Nafi Fall, a college student marching down a wide boulevard in Dakar’s Medina neighborhood a week ago, part of a protest meant to call attention to the disastrous effects of climate change in Africa.
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“While we’re all experiencing the climate crisis, it is falling disproportionately on the poorest and most marginalized people, who contributed the least to the problem,” says Rachel Cleetus, policy director with the climate and energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “And it’s the richer nations, like the United States, the nations of the European Union, who bear much of the responsibility.”
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“People in developed countries must realize that people in Pakistan, the poorest of the poor, have paid for the quality of life and luxuries [Western societies] enjoy due to advanced industrialization in their societies,” said Pakistani Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal in a recent press briefing.
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“The climate crisis is so deeply unfair,” says Dr. Cleetus. “On so many levels, it’s veered off into this space of continued unfairness. Now the question is, can we try to set some things right?”

Yes, most immediately by ceasing to obstruct:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/climate-refugees/

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‘It’s humiliating’: activist says Indigenous voices are being ignored on climate crisis
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A Kulkalgal activist from the Torres Strait Islands has said the way the world often treats Indigenous people is an insult and he is attending the Cop27 conference in Egypt 'fighting for our home'.  Yessie Mosby, who in September was part of a group of claimants who made history in a landmark legal case that found the Australian government should compensate Torres Strait Islanders over climate crisis failures, said: 'Whether it's us in the saltwater, people of the Pacific Islands, or the people of the plains and the mountains, the swamps, who are facing climate change, we really want our voices to be heard. And we really need action.'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NriwA1SM59g

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I'm Stepping over corpses daily on my way to work because of climate change here in the UK 🇬🇧 and the whole experience has just been truly heartbreaking and horrifying 😪💔
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it's the people who are impacted the most and with the most knowledge that are also ignored the most
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Ready4Ye
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Indigenous and ignored. OK. But what's he against exactly?  What's his issue? All I heard was a load of empty words. He came across as a stooge to push a non-specific and non-defined message. He wants his voices to be heard? OK the Guardian are there for you... now say something
"We really need action" was my major take-away from what the guest was saying....
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I wish more people cared about earth as much as they cared about who created it
We can be sure of one thing, "who" ever created the planet did not care about consent and the fact that the living would be forced to eat each other here! 

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WION Climate Tracker: Scientists revive 48,500-year-old ‘zombie virus’ buried in ice | English News
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French scientists have revived a 48,500-year-old "zombie virus" buried under a frozen lake in Russia. Scientists have long warned that the thawing of permafrost due to atmospheric warming will worsen climate change by freeing previously trapped greenhouse gases like methane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IPQq65Sp0w

See also: https://trueleft.createaforum.com/news/coronavirus/?message=16091
                https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-a-health-hazard/

BONUS:

Best Historical Weapon VS Zombie Hordes (Might Surprise You)
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What would be the most practical choice to defend yourself against shambling undead hordes in the apocalypse? Believe it or not, I don't think it's a spear, for a few reasons. Nor a longsword either. Yeah... try to recover from that shock. :p
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwWA9T8lXWc&t=502s


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