Heat Records

World’s Driest Desert Floods in Chile

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 02.15.2019


The world’s driest desert is flooding and some of the planet’s wettest woodlands are burning. Welcome to summer in Chile.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.    Rains high up in the Andes mountains have led to torrents of water pouring into the Atacama desert below, sweeping away houses and roads. Meanwhile in the south, blistering […]


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How Did the End of the World Become Old News?

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.30.2018


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

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.27.2018


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

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.18.2018


Cartoon appearing in The Arizona Daily Star:      


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Our Planet Is on Fire: All-Time Heat Records Set Worldwide this Week

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.06.2018


From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week.   Read the entire article at Science Alert.   Large areas of heat pressure or heat domes scattered around the hemisphere led to […]


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