Tag: Extreme Weather

In China, ‘Heaviest Rain in 1,000 Years’ Triggers Deadly Flooding, Landslides | Common Dreams News

Cars sit in floodwaters after heavy rains hit the city of Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province on July 21, 2021. (Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Just days before it was hit with catastrophic floods, Henan endured a major heatwave, Bloomberg noted Wednesday. “The deadly flood shows the unpredictable impacts from climate change are appearing more and more often,” Zhang Jianyu, chief representative at the Environmental Defense Fund’s Beijing office, told the news outlet. “It’s a message to us that it’s time to strengthen efforts to tackle [the] climate change crisis.”

Source: In China, ‘Heaviest Rain in 1,000 Years’ Triggers Deadly Flooding, Landslides | Common Dreams News

With Massive Flooding in Germany, Scientists worry Climate is increasingly out of Control

Our burning of gasoline, coal and natural gas on a massive global scale, putting tens of billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere annually, is turning the earth into . . . well, a greenhouse. Greenhouses are closed up, keeping in heat and moisture. In a greenhouse, the moisture might form rivulets down the internal windows. On earth, the skies open to dump lakes worth of water down on people.

Source: With Massive Flooding in Germany, Scientists worry Climate is increasingly out of Control

Australia fires: coal industry causes long-term damage as bushfires cost businesses billions

Illustration: Matt Davidson

Let’s call it pollution, unprecedented CO2 pollution which has been increasing at an unprecedented rate and the warming of the planet. Like smoking causes cancer the statistical evidence and correlations are in. Australia has seen and is experiencing the effects of that warming with 9 of 10 record-breaking years this century and a fire season like no other predicted last century and scoffed at. The most significant voice heard in recent times was PM Tony Abbott declaring the science of global warming was “crap”. It cost him his seat of Warringah. Yet the LNP have still been treating the current unprecedented fires accordingly. To Morrison, Craig Kelly, Taylor and others it still is a purely “natural event” with policies in place capable of addressing it. and still claiming we will reach our global emission obligations in a “canter”. “It’s Time isn’t it?” as we are today the worlds biggest polluter with  a leadership ethically and morally in total denial. (ODT)

Australia fires: coal industry causes long-term damage as bushfires cost businesses billions

Old Dog Thoughts- Why do idiots keep telling us “it’s normal”? It’s extreme denial!

'Fairly unusual': The day it forgot to rain on Australia

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Thanks, Climate Change. Extreme Weather Wreaking Havoc Across Globe | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

‘Biblical’ flooding in the UK has forced hundreds of evacuations, while fatal storms in U.S. have killed at least 43 people

Source: Thanks, Climate Change. Extreme Weather Wreaking Havoc Across Globe | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community