User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Storm
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Extreme heat and rain: Thousands of weather stations show there’s now more of both — and for longer 12.7.2020 Raw Story
A major global update based on data from more than 36,000 weather stations around the world confirms that, as the planet continues to warm, extreme weather events such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall are now more frequent, more intense, and longer. The research is based on a dataset known as HadEX and analyses 29 indices […]
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Even in Death, Black Bodies Face Environmental Racism 10.7.2020 Truthout.com
Many Black grave sites are vulnerable to disasters due to systemic racial disparities in planning and ...
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U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it 2.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.

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Here’s why local leaders wield tremendous power — and why coronavirus cases vary wildly between states 27.6.2020 Raw Story
The federal government’s incoherent response to the pandemic has left public health in the hands of states. Just as the spread of coronavirus varies tremendously among different countries with different politics and policies, so, too, is this observable among U.S. states. This article originally appeared at Salon.  So far more than 124,000 people have died from COVID-19 […]
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What is a derecho? An atmospheric scientist explains these rare but dangerous storm systems 15.6.2020 Raw Story
Thunderstorms are common across North America, especially in warm weather months. About 10% of them become severe, meaning they produce hail 1 inch or greater in diameter, winds gusting in excess of 50 knots (57.5 miles per hour), or a tornado. The U.S. recently has experienced two rarer events: organized lines of thunderstorms with widespread […]
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After dams fail, Dow admits floodwaters in Midland, Michigan ‘commingling’ with toxic chemical storage ponds 21.5.2020 Raw Story
Floodwaters unleashed by a dam failure in central Michigan have reached a Dow Chemical facility and Superfund site, the company admitted Wednesday, raising the possibility that the flood could turn into a full-fledged environmental catastrophe. At 10:00am EST, Dow announced that “there were flood waters commingling with on-site containment ponds” at its facility. Midland, Michigan […]
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Spills From Outdated Sewers Pose Coronavirus Risk to Drinking Water 7.5.2020 Truthout.com
Spills From Outdated Sewers Pose Coronavirus Risk to Drinking Water
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How climate change is contributing to skyrocketing rates of infectious disease 7.5.2020 Raw Story
A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said. The scientists who study how diseases emerge in a changing environment knew this moment was coming. Climate change is making outbreaks of disease […]
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The climate crisis solution no one is talking about 27.4.2020 Raw Story
Both our economy and the environment are in crisis. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few while the majority of Americans struggle to get by. The climate crisis is worsening inequality, as those who are most economically vulnerable bear the brunt of flooding, fires, and disruptions of supplies of food, water, and power. […]
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Earth Day Just Turned 50. What’s Going to Happen With the Celebrations? 21.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Picture the biggest protest you’ve ever seen. Crowds stretch on for miles between downtown skyscrapers on streets normally bustling with cars. From a birds-eye view, the moving bodies form a glittering mosaic. Zoom in, and the mass of […]
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This disaster belongs to Trump — but the Tea Party’s nihilistic hatred of government is what got us here 20.4.2020 Raw Story
The catastrophic failure of the United States to prepare itself for the COVID-19 pandemic, and its equally catastrophic failure to mount the kind of “too late but effective” response to a crisis that has often characterized American history — World War II, most spectacularly — has deep roots in recent political and cultural trends. Dana Milbank […]
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Climate Change Multiplies the Threats of Infectious Diseases 19.4.2020 Truthout.com
Global warming can lead to compromised immune systems, which in turn makes individuals more susceptible to ...
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COVID-19 May Increase Heat Extremes This Summer 16.4.2020 Truthout.com
COVID-19 May Increase Heat Extremes This Summer
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Climate change won’t stop for the coronavirus pandemic 14.4.2020 Raw Story
The next several months could bring hurricanes, floods and fire, on top of the pandemic currently raging through the country. How do you shelter in place during an evacuation? Two and a half years ago Hurricane Maria ripped open homes across the southern Puerto Rican city of Ponce, destroying the rickety electrical grid and sending […]
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Coronavirus Shows Us What Our Future Could Look Like During Climate Crisis 29.3.2020 Truthout.com
COVID-19, like climate, isn’t just about a singular crisis -- it's about multiple crises unfolding all at ...
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Are We Prepared for a Climate Crisis in the Middle of a Pandemic? 26.3.2020 Truthout.com
Governments and communities must come up with a plan to deal with climate-related displacement amid a ...
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More hurricanes possible this season with a weaker El Niño: experts 21.3.2020 Raw Story
ORLANDO, Fla. — While still more than 10 weeks away, hurricane season 2020 is already showing signs of being a year flooded by storms.El Niño, the large series of climate changes seen in the Pacific Ocean, has a profound effect on deterring and enabling a prolific Atlantic hurricane season.Think Punxsutawney Phil, but with actual power […]
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As Climate Crisis Fuels Earlier Rains, Southern Cities Face Inland Flooding 12.3.2020 Truthout.com
As Climate Crisis Fuels Earlier Rains, Southern Cities Face Inland Flooding
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Six-fold spike in polar ice loss lifts global oceans 12.3.2020 Raw Story
Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving sea level rise that could see annual flooding by 2100 in regions home today to some 400 million people, scientists have warned. The kilometres-thick ice sheets atop land masses at the planet’s extremities sloughed off 6.4 trillion tonnes of mass from […]
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UN: Last year was second-warmest and decade was hottest ever 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.N. weather agency says last year was the second warmest on record and the past decade was the hottest in human history. And it says January was the warmest January since 1850.
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