jeudi 23 août 2012

Réexp : The Latest on the Hottest

Dear R2 WorldShifter
This summer has broken heat records all over the northern hemisphere, leading to two-thirds of North America experiencing severe to extreme drought conditions, while central Europe and Asia also bake in Saharan temperatures. Spain and other Mediterannean countries have also experienced raging brushfires, and here in the southwest of France we have also had one of the driest years on record. Meanwhile, northern Europe and other parts of the northern hemisphere have experienced wild swings from torrential floods to drought and back again- cold snaps and hot snaps, one after the other.

dimanche 12 août 2012

Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone

July 19, 2012 9:35 AM ET
If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.

mercredi 8 août 2012

Global Warming Causes Heat Waves, Says NASA Scientist

Global Warming Causes Heat Waves, Says NASA Scientist

Heat wave events, once rare, are becoming more frequent due to global warming, says NASA scientist James Hansen. Such summertime heat events covered only 1% of Earth's surface for most of the time since humanity has been studying the climate. Now, when they occur, they cover closer to 10% of the global land area.

mardi 7 août 2012

Fwd: FINANCIAL TIMES *** The risks of climate disaster demand straight talking

UN ARTICLE très intéressant du financial times qui pourtant parle souvent plus de finance que d'écologie. 
August 5, 2012 8:22 pm
By Howard Covington and Chris Rapley
These pages often focus on how the eurozone crisis will play out. Yet within a decade, this crisis will resolve itself one way or another. Meanwhile, the more important climate crisis gathers momentum with hardly a word on where it will lead. This is partly because climate change has slipped from the public agenda. But there is also, we suspect, a concern that climate is too contentious and complex a topic for a non-expert commentator to tackle. There may also be a fear that any honest appraisal of the possible course of events risks the charge of alarmism.
In our view, the first is not the case and the second is a poor excuse.