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Category Archive for 'Climate Change'

Scientists have been predicting it all along: As the climate changes dramatically, we’re going to see diseases where we’ve never seen them before, where people have no antibodies. I for one would like to grab those “pro life” climate deniers by the shoulders and shake some sense into them: “See what you’ve done?” Now this: […]

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Via Brad Blog: […]veteran meteorologist Paul Douglas who says his “jaw dropped” after looking at the storm data. Among his reasons for amazement, he tells me, were the extraordinary snow fall amounts (“3 to 5 inches an hour” in many places) as well as “water temperatures in the Gulf Stream in the mid- to even […]

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A tropical storm. In January.

This is weird, right? SUBTROPICAL STORM ALEX DISCUSSION NUMBER 2 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012016 1100 PM AST WED JAN 13 2016 Evening satellite imagery indicates that Alex continues to generate a complex of curved convective bands, and an eye has been trying to form inside the innermost band. Satellite intensity estimates are […]

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The Mississippi River is flooding in a big way right now, at the wrong time of year, and is forecasted to match or break 22-year-old crest records over the next few days. Meteorologists are calling it “insane.” Over the next three to four days, the Mississippi is predicted to reach a crest height of 49.7 […]

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Weather report

A lot of record-breaking weather this weekend! Icy roads brought on by an expected record-breaking storm snarled Albuquerque traffic Saturday night, closing roads, slowing cars to a crawl, causing rollovers across the city and prompting pleas from public officials that motorists stay home. Interstate 40 was closed from Eubank to the Texas border at around […]

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Northern England under water

It was pretty awful, watching with dread fascination as so many parts of the UK flooded out over Christmas. When we think of climate refugees, we think of people from Africa and India — but it’s really everywhere these days: It was the day the floodwaters inexorably advanced across the Pennines, leaving much of the […]

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The weather outside is frightful

71 degrees yesterday. Air pollution alert the day before! Flowers are still blooming, and everyone’s allergies are killing them because it’s not getting cold enough to kill off all the pollen and mold spores. Some people say it’s great, they’re happy it’s warm. I’m not. This is creepy. That climate change accord was signed not […]

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This is good news! All the countries have agreed to move ahead with an historic climate change agreement. In a literally world-changing deal that was almost unthinkable just a year ago, some two hundred leading nations unanimously embraced a plan that will leave most of the world’s fossil fuels unburned. As part of a concerted […]

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Heavy fog this morning

And a thunderstorm expected tonight. Nope, nothing odd about that!

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Twelve miles off the coast of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tim Marshall and I knife through the salty, choppy waters of the Chesapeake Bay in an aging white fishing skiff. It’s a clear, bright August morning, and Marshall, slugging cans of Diet Coke, steers us straight for the approximately 4,500 acres of tidal marsh that make […]

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