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Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 22

Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 22

Unread postby Plantagenet » Wed 18 Aug 2021, 16:45:43

Its a beautiful day somewhere.

But not in Afghanistan where Biden just ##$%$:$ things up.

Not in California where global warming is causing record forest fires.

AND not in all the other places where climate change is drying out the forests and causing them to burn.

Not in Lebanon.

Not in Greece.

Not in Turkey.

Not in Sibera.

They all got the climate change blues.

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I got them climate change blues.....make me feel sad all the time
I got them climate change blues.....make me feel sad all the time
Cause the world is getting hotter and hotter
And forest fires is burning all the time


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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 22

Unread postby PWALPOCO » Thu 02 Sep 2021, 09:54:28

It certainly seems like Global Wetting is becoming more of a thing. Europe, particularly Germany, got hit with a good deluge in the summer, then China too. And now New York seems to have gotten quite a drenching, albeit from the remnants of Ida. In terms of intense deluges 2021 does seem to have been a significant year, possibly even marking some sort of tipping point. And all the while, everything else just seems to be burning ...
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 22

Unread postby Plantagenet » Thu 02 Sep 2021, 16:40:39

PWALPOCO wrote:It certainly seems like Global Wetting is becoming more of a thing. Europe, particularly Germany, got hit with a good deluge in the summer, then China too. And now New York seems to have gotten quite a drenching, albeit from the remnants of Ida. In terms of intense deluges 2021 does seem to have been a significant year, possibly even marking some sort of tipping point. ...


One of most basic predictions of global warming is that warmer air can hold more moisture, so storms should be become energetic and rainstorms should be bigger and that means bigger hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones derechos and floods produced by these storms should be concomitantly bigger.

One of the more ignorant things I hear is when some hydrologists say "Oh those floods in Germany were a 1000 year event" or "the flood in Virginia was a thousand year event." When you warm the climate these events become bigger and they become more and more common. Its just basic physics. The old "rating curves" used to estimate flood frequency are now invalid. We've moved into a new climate regime.

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As global warming intensifies, we've got to plan on seeing more and more "freak floods."

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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 22

Unread postby Newfie » Wed 08 Sep 2021, 11:53:06

Posted in another forum I participate in.

*Think disasters are isolated? Think again, warns the UN*

Given the ever-increasing frequency of severe weather events, human-made catastrophes, and epidemics, piecemeal and fragmented responses will fail to address root causes, and may, in fact, compound the challenges, a new United Nations report argues. [1]

The “Interconnected Disaster Risks” report [1] analyses 10 disasters of 2020, and 2021, including the Amazon wildfires, the Beirut explosion, and the cold wave in Texas, among others, and makes the case that solving such problems will require addressing their root causes, rather than surface challenges.

Superficial solutions, that address only the tip of the iceberg, rather than the underlying root causes of disasters, are bound to fail, the report emphasises. Half measures are also more likely to make the challenges worse, and to bring additional risks.

Disasters are interconnected, the report argues, using the example of the link between the Arctic heatwave, and the Texas cold wave. In 2020, the Arctic experienced the second-highest air temperatures on record – a development that could lead to extreme cold spells and heatwaves in Europe and North America.

[1] *“Interconnected Disaster Risks 2020/2021"* ~ United Nations University, Institute of Environment and Human Security

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... Disasters are interconnected
One example of this interconnectivity is the link between the Arctic heatwave and the Texas cold wave.
In 2020, the Arctic experienced the second-highest air temperatures and second-lowest amount of sea ice coverage on record. These changes have impacts on the climate outside of the Arctic and can lead to intense cold spells and heatwaves
in Europe and North America, such as the Texas cold wave in February 2021.
During 86 hours, in temperatures below freezing in a state that is used to year-round warm weather, around 4 million people were without electricity as the power grid froze up, leading to the deaths of 210 people.
The cold spell was likely influenced by increasing temperatures in the Arctic which destabilized the polar vortex, a spinning mass of cold air above the North Pole, allowing it to move southward into North America.
If greenhouse gas emissions continue to be released at the current level, the Arctic will warm by 4°C year-round by 2050 and the cold wave in Texas will only be the beginning of more similar climate shocks ...
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https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.i ... Report.pdf
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Re: Global Warming / Climate Changes Pt. 22

Unread postby theluckycountry » Wed 08 Sep 2021, 21:22:36

Newfie wrote:The cold spell was likely influenced by increasing temperatures in the Arctic which destabilized the polar vortex, a spinning mass of cold air above the North Pole, allowing it to move southward into North America.


And North America has a cold winter, Brrrr. "Global warming, that's a conspiracy" they chant
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