User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: High Temperatures
Last updated: Mar 13 2019 20:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump’s Climate Denial Gets More Ridiculous By The Day 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The president is embracing climate change deniers so hardcore it would be comical if it weren't tragic.
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Tropical jellyfish, eels and sea butterflies are invading California’s coast, thanks to a ‘warm-water blob’ 12.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Marine biologist Jacqueline Sones was strolling along a beach near this Northern California fishing village one foggy summer morning when she spotted an unfamiliar jellyfish bobbing in the surf.

Her curiosity turned to shock, however, when she opened a field guide and identified the creature with...

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US and Canadian Oil Production Push the Planet’s Climate Goals Out of Reach 10.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by National Observer. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A surge in US and Canadian oil production over the last decade has added the equivalent of “one Russia or one Saudi Arabia” to the markets—pushing the planet farther away from ever getting a grip on the pollution that is […]
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L.A.’s urban forest needs you: How to help green your street or yard 1.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Strip a street of its trees — those breathing sentinels powered by mere water, air and dirt –– and you rip the very soul from a neighborhood. Bleak and barren, a sun-baked block turns desolate without its oxygen-rich canopy.

The good news: greening your street or yard is free and easy — and now...

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Climate Change Isn’t Just Frying the Planet—It’s Fraying Our Nerves 18.2.2019 Mother Jones
Over the last year, Rebecca, a 35-year-old woman living in Washington, DC, had been losing sleep over the seemingly endless flow of apocalyptic environmental news. She fretted about the Trump administration’s loosening of emissions regulations and the United Nations’ dire predictions about climate change. In October, she sought help from a psychiatrist who put her […]
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Frieze art fair kicks off its big L.A. premiere. Step 1: Pull out the umbrellas 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Frieze art fair is arguing with Mother Nature — again.

Last year Frieze New York wrestled with a troublesome heat wave. On Thursday morning the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles faced off with an onslaught of rain.

Pink Frieze umbrellas peppered the fair’s VIP preview as gallerists, artists, museum...

2018 was one of the hottest years on record — and this year could be even hotter 6.2.2019 LA Times: Science

All five of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last five years, according to global temperature data released Wednesday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

While 2018 was slightly cooler than the three prior years, Earth still had its fourth-warmest year...

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Australia weather: January was hottest month on record 1.2.2019 BBC: World
For the first time, January saw average temperatures exceed 30C (86F) across the country.
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Where’s your climate change now? Right outside your door 30.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A lot of people on social media are pointing out today that it's colder in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest than it is in Antarctica, to which others point out that it's winter in the Upper Midwest and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Both are missing an important point.
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In pictures: How Australians are enduring record heat 25.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Prolonged extreme temperatures have pushed people and animals to the limit, as these images show.
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Psst ... climate change is still here, even though it's freezing out 24.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump recently got the internet talking when he suggested, inaccurately, that recent cold and snow in the northeastern U.S. somehow negated modern climate science.
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Australia horse deaths: Wild animals perish at dried-up waterhole 24.1.2019 BBC: World
The animals were found in a dried-up waterhole, amid a fortnight of record-breaking temperatures.
Kvitova outclasses Collins to reach Australian Open final 24.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Petra Kvitova reaches her first Grand Slam final since being stabbed, beating unseeded American Danielle Collins at the Australian Open.
Climate change is making us sicker and shortening our lives, doctors say 17.1.2019 LA Times: Science

In the welter of daily demands upon physicians, it might be easy to imagine that weaning the world off its reliance on fossil fuels is asking a bit too much.

But preventing sickness and averting premature death are squarely in a physician’s wheelhouse. And dramatic increases in both are projected...

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Doctor: Climate policy will help 'keep my patients out of the hospital' 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Lawmakers will hear Thursday how climate change exacerbates health problems -- from asthma to Lyme disease.
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“We are left with the dregs”: Heron Pond’s toxic brew spotlights obstacles in Denver’s push to regain green space 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver’s willingness to embrace the contaminated Heron Pond and surrounding industrial land as a site for future parkland reflects the increasingly difficult challenge of establishing enough public green space to keep pace with population growth and development. Denver has fallen behind other U.S. cities in urban parks and open space.
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“We need more open spaces”: Denver residents feeling stifled by city’s building boom seek room to roam 14.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
Lack of sufficient green space has become a common complaint among residents as Denver morphs into a concrete metropolis. Rapid population growth and a development boom have combined to reduce green space per person. Ample backyards increasingly are relics as residents shift to condos, slot homes and high-rise buildings.
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Snowbound Europe Struggles to Dig Out After Deadly Storms 12.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: World
Alpine countries across Europe are battling record snowfalls that have claimed the lives of over a dozen people and severed road and air access to entire communities.
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U.S. Postal Service fined $150K after heat-related death of Woodland Hills mail carrier 11.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The United States Postal Service is facing nearly $150,000 in fines after the heat-related death of a Woodland Hills mail carrier last summer.

Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her non-air-conditioned mail truck on July 6, the same day temperatures in the Los Angeles neighborhood hit a high of...

Hobart's sky turns 'apocalyptic' as distant bushfire burns 4.1.2019 BBC: World
A bushfire raging in a distant region blankets the Australian city in clouds of smoke.
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