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Extreme Heat

Climate crisis: record-breaking heatwave in Siberia

Posted: 06.18.2020 no comments

 

Originally published in The Guardian.    A prolonged heatwave in Siberia is “undoubtedly alarming”, climate scientists have said. The freak temperatures have been linked to wildfires, a huge oil spill and a plague of tree-eating moths.     On a global scale, the Siberian heat is helping push the world towards its hottest year on record in 2020, […]

 

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Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency

Posted: 02.01.2019 no comments

 

Ever since human-caused climate change emerged into public consciousness around the late 1980s, news stories and public awareness campaigns surrounding the topic have predominantly been accompanied by images of polar bears and melting ice, reinforcing common misconceptions that the impacts are far away in space and time and removed from our daily lives.   Read […]

 

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How Did the End of the World Become Old News?

Posted: 07.30.2018 no comments

 

Editorial Note: Internally, at This Spaceship Earth, we had a discussion regarding whether or not to post this curated article by David Wallace-Wells in New York Magazine. It describes climate change as the end of the world. We would refine that to mean the end of humanity… the extinction of the human species (along with many other species). […]

 

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Typhoons, Floods, Heat Waves Batter Asia

Posted: 07.27.2018 no comments

 

From flash floods in Vietnam to a blistering heat wave in Japan, countries across Asia are suffering from extreme weather. The events come nearly two months into the continent’s annual rainy season that extends from June to November.   Read the entire article at EcoWatch.   A 2016 study showed that typhoons in Asia had gotten 50 […]

 

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Compilation of Future Weather Forecasts in Southwest US

Posted: 07.18.2018 no comments

 

Cartoon appearing in The Arizona Daily Star:      

 

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We Were Warned 30 Years Ago – Now Global Warming is “in our living room”

Posted: 06.27.2018 no comments

 

On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age of climate change.”   Read the entire article at The […]

 

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Extreme Heat Waves are Changing How We Live

Posted: 07.10.2017 no comments

 

Read the entire article at Time Science.   Heat waves are nothing new, but they have increased in frequency and severity in recent decades as a result of climate change. And each extreme heat event reveals another way our society simply isn’t built for such high temperatures, from our transport systems to the agriculture industry.   […]

 

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