User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Extreme Weather
Last updated: Dec 06 2019 05:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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East Africa hit by weather phenomenon 6.12.2019 BBC: World
Tropical storms are expected to hit East Africa late on Thursday and Friday, in areas which have already been affected by heavy rain.
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Here’s Why NOAA Under Trump Is in a “Holding Pattern” 26.11.2019 Mother Jones
After spending two years in confirmation purgatory, Barry Myers, the Trump nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), asked the White House last week to rescind his nomination. Myers explained that he needed to step down because of recent cancer surgery and chemotherapy, but his nomination has been stunted by controversy from […]
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New warning on global economic slowdown 21.11.2019 BBC: Business
The OECD predicts growth of just 3% as a lack of direction on climate policy threatens investment.
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Letters to the Editor: 1 million more homes for L.A. and Orange County? That's reckless 14.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A plan by Southern California governments to locate more housing in cities closer to the coast does not address the real threats posed by climate change.

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Scottish Rugby accepts £70,000 World Cup fine 14.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
World Rugby says the Scottish Rugby Union has "expressed its regret" over conduct at the World Cup and has made a £70,000 "donation".
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Hurricanes that cause major destruction are becoming more frequent, study says 12.11.2019 LA Times: Science

The most damaging hurricanes, by area of total devastation, are increasing the most, according to a study of 247 hurricanes that hit the U.S. since 1900.

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Army Corps raises failure risk rating of Mojave River Dam 6.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Federal engineers, citing the threats posed by climate change, have found that a dam protecting the California high desert communities of Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley and Barstow could fail in an extreme flood.

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Storm Amélie leaves thousands without electricity in France 4.11.2019 BBC: World
Heavy winds and rains hit the south and west, leading to power cuts in 55,000 homes.
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California fires: More blazes sparked in Los Angeles area 1.11.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Parts of the Los Angeles area are scorched as thousands of people are forced from their homes.
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Newsletter: California burns again 25.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES California Burns Again Fueled by violent winds from the northeast, fires erupted on dry hills across California, tearing through oaks and vineyards in Sonoma County and burning homes hundreds of miles away in subdivisions near Santa Clarita.

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Boulder scientists sharpen focus on past weather with eye to future 14.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
“If we can have confidence that the climate models can represent how extreme weather and storms and weather patterns have changed, then we should be able to have more confidence in how extreme weather and storms and weather patterns will change in the future.”
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This Ancient Fruit Holds Secrets for How to Farm in Climate Change 4.10.2019 Mother Jones
Cloverleaf Farm, a small produce operation in Davis, California, managed to do okay during the extreme drought that lasted from 2012 to 2016. But in the first wet year after the long dry period, the farm lost its entire apricot crop to disease—$40,000 to $50,000 down the drain. Researchers predict that as climate change worsens, […]
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Evacuating Australia's drought-affected fish 4.10.2019 BBC: World
To prevent another summer of mass fish deaths, authorities have launched a painstaking operation.
Displaced people: Why are more fleeing home than ever before? 24.9.2019 BBC: World
The number of people uprooted across the globe stands at a record 71 million. Why are so many on the move?
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Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as leaders gather for UN talks 22.9.2019 BBC: Science
A snapshot of the latest science, published as politicians gather in New York, says climate change is speeding up.
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Rugby World Cup: Extreme weather warning issued as typhoon approaches Japan 21.9.2019 BBC: World
Rugby World Cup organisers issue an extreme weather warning and close two fanzones as a large and powerful typhoon approaches Japan.
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How a Revolution in Climate Science Is Putting Big Oil Back on Trial 16.9.2019 Mother Jones
The outer banks of the Carolinas and the Bahamas are picking up the pieces after the battering from Hurricane Dorian—the first direct hit of this year’s extreme weather season. Already the damages for 2019 are well above the 40-year average for billion-dollar events, and the price tag for damages will rise dramatically over the next decades. […]
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Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says 16.9.2019 BBC: Science
The UK should advance its climate targets by 10 years, says the UK’s former chief scientist.
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Editorial: Wealthy countries are responsible for climate change, but it's the poor who will suffer most 15.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Developed nations emit the most greenhouse gases, while poor countries suffer the worst consequences of the greenhouse effect. We must help them.

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Climate change: 'Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt' 10.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Global Commission calls for trillions of dollars to help the world adapt to climate change.
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