Drought

“No, no. There's 52 senators who don't agree, okay, and there's two that want to work something out if possible in a most rational reasonable way.” Joe Manchin fessing up that he and Sinema are Republicans to CNN reporter. Manchin Cheerfully Gives Republicans A Senate Majority (video in link) West Virginia is...

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  • October 19, 2021

Democratic voters are depressed, demoralized, and tuning out — and there's no use in denying it. Amanda Marcotte In a couple of weeks, the world will come together in Glasgow, Scotland, in what is yet another attempt for worldwide action to attempt to prevent planetwide devastation trajectory we have yet to slow...

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  • October 16, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of California: At a time when transgender rights have become the new culture war in American politics, Republican Olympian-turned-celebrity Caitlyn Jenner announced a historic campaign Friday to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election. “As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally...

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  • April 23, 2021

The stress test is coming for states like Arizona as water levels likely to dip below 1075 feet in June. The mega-drought in the American west means water restrictions are looming in the next few months. Climate change has arrived in the Colorado basin much as it has in most...

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  • April 21, 2021

“Concurrent extreme events of more than one kind, rather than isolated events of a single type, will be the ones that actually harm people, society, and the economy.”  Katrina Bennett, Los Alamos National Laboratory hydrologist and lead author of the study Over 40 million people in the western United States rely on...

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  • April 14, 2021

When California’s deadly and worst wildfire struck the state of California, intense drought provided the fuel necessary when a PG&E Pacific Gas and Electricity sparked the catastrophe. California has a Mediterranean climate, which is particularly vulnerable to our climate crisis. That explanation was too much for the simple-minded QAnon nutballs. To...

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  • January 28, 2021

When California’s deadly and worst wildfire struck the state of California, intense drought provided the fuel necessary when a PG&E Pacific Gas and Electricity sparked the catastrophe. California has a Mediterranean climate, which is particularly vulnerable to our climate crisis. That explanation was too much for the simple-minded QAnon nutballs. To...

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  • January 28, 2021

Environmentalist Jere Locke contrasts the Green New Deal with Biden’s environmental policy. Mitch throws Cruz, Trump under the bus & more. Abstraction must not absolve x x YouTube Video olitics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Mitch McConnell...

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  • January 19, 2021

One of the weapons of a warming climate is changing rainfall patterns. Atmospheric changes and changes in the Jet Stream are causing more hurricanes to stall. These phenomena were seen with Hurricanes Wilma in Cozumel, Harvey in Houston, and Dorian in the Bahamas dropped feet of rain. It is the...

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  • December 19, 2020

COVID-19 patients in American hospitals has surpassed 100,000 for the first time as supply networks will be attacked by gangsters hijacking supplies, and there will inevitably be the problems of guaranteed purity and authenticity. Distribution will get compromised and regulation will be stressed. CNN: The United States reported at least...

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  • December 3, 2020

Men argue. Nature acts. Voltaire Climate change does not respect any international borders. Disaster is coming for us all at some point, regardless of the color of our skin. People should insist on the government's actions and not worry about our beautiful minds. It’s not all about you, America. Only wealthy...

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  • November 27, 2020

The Greater Glider, one of many marsupials that evolved in Australia, is three species and not one as had been previously thought. The findings from a new study mean that the population of each species is smaller than thought. The species is not a new mammal discovery by humans; we've known about...

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  • November 11, 2020

The highest free-standing mountain on earth is on fire—Mount Kilimanjaro (elevation 19,341above sea level) located in Tanzania.  Africa's tallest peak consists of three dormant volcanic cones – Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Wildfires have been increasing in number and intensity across the entire planet. This fire is especially cruel as wildlife may not flee in...

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  • October 12, 2020

Yale Environment 360 notes  “just as global warming has propelled the Arctic Ocean past a tipping point which will lead to a largely ice-free Arctic in summer in the coming decades. Wildfire scientists say that rising global temperatures and worsening droughts mean that the world has entered a new era...

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  • September 29, 2020

‘Mother Earth is angry’. Speaker Nancy Pelosi Earth’s most extensive tropical wetland engulfed in a wildfire since the beginning of January. Still, recently the fires have accelerated due to climate change and human stupidity and greed. Plantlife and iconic wildlife are paying a devastating price in this human-made ecological calamity....

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  • September 11, 2020

“Oh yes Sapiens, you hungry little monkey, it's all about you” comment via Greenland Ice Sheet — Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn New research has found that 50-70% of Antarctica's glacier marine extensions are at risk of hydrofracture due to enormous meltwater lakes on the...

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  • September 3, 2020

Devastating and scary news from the Arctic as Greenland has reached the tipping point.  The melting of our northern freezer which allows our civilization to flourish has reached the point of no return, even if we cut our emissions to zero. The tipping point is where snowfall “that replenishes the ice...

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  • August 14, 2020

Recieved this e-mail yesterday from former presidential candidate, businessman Tom Steyer (D. CA), in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) South Carolinians are already living the consequences of the global climate crisis. Once-in-a-lifetime storms now happen annually. Sea levels rising, flooding, hurricanes, and...

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  • August 7, 2020

“We have to be aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are stress factors for ecosystems, for humans, for animals, and for the microbiome. Our research shows that if the different axes of the disease pyramid are destabilized, new infectious diseases can be expected, including for humans.” Dirk Schmeller, Université de...

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  • June 30, 2020

Even if a small fraction of the Arctic seafloor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we’re fucked. Climatologist Jason Box, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland We all have our hands full at the moment, with multiple catastrophes occurring at once. Before scrolling past the headline of this diary, I implore...

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  • June 21, 2020

Even if a small fraction of the Arctic seafloor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we’re fucked. Climatologist Jason Box, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland We all have our hands full at the moment, with multiple catastrophes occurring at once. Before scrolling past the headline of this diary, I implore...

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  • June 21, 2020

We are getting a pretty good look at what a rapid transition to green energy would look like if we ever act to slow down the looming apocalypse. Of course, we are in one now because of the trifecta of coronavirus, climate change, the sixth mass extinction, and predictions of...

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  • April 22, 2020

We already knew that the Trump regime is the vilest administration this country has ever had to endure, but this raises his evil to another level. Central American leaders have pleaded with Trump to stop removals and end deportations that would spread the virus to their impoverished nations that have...

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  • April 20, 2020

We have our hands full of worldwide contagion due to the incompetence of Donald Trump, Remember the same denial and sabotage of scientific facts that have led us to disaster with COVID is in overdrive at the White House when it come to dangers from climate change. What happens in...

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  • April 17, 2020

While we experience dread over the pandemic and climate change, a new threat emerges in Ukraine. Wildfires have been burning near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exclusion zone since April 4, 2020. The fires have now closed in on the nuclear power plant and its radioactive storage facility. The 18.5...

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  • April 14, 2020

“We tell people to wash their hands, but a study showed that 30 percent of homes on Navajo Nation don’t have running water, so how are we going to do that? Let me be crystal clear, we don’t think people of color are biologically or genetically predisposed to get COVID-19....

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  • April 13, 2020

Yet another blow to our food supply delivery system. From Reuters: NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – A slew of U.S. ethanol plants have shut down as fuel demand has collapsed during the coronavirus outbreak, and meatpackers have been hit by a worrying side-effect: less carbon dioxide is now available to chill...

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  • April 8, 2020

If you're asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you're really asking when's it going to happen to “me,” because it's already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 17, 2020

If you’re asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you’re really asking when’s it going to happen to “me,” because it’s already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 16, 2020

The raging bushfires and intense drought that has plagued the Australian continent for several months have taken a heavy toll on wildlife, particularly in the state of New South Wales. The images of burned koalas and kangaroos are chilling, but they are not the only species that are suffering. In...

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  • January 21, 2020

The moment of crisis has come. Sir David Attenborough Adani is a global company based in Ahmedabad, India. Adani and its CEO, Jeyakumar Janakaraj, have their fingerprints over some of the worst environmental extraction sites on the planet. The company builds power plants and operates them with coal and gas....

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  • January 19, 2020

The smoke from Australia’s raging bushfires will make the full circuit around the globe and return to Australia to blanket the country with the same smoke generated by incinerated plant matter in parts of New South Wales and Victoria. This extraordinary event, though not unprecedented, was captured by satellite animated...

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  • January 15, 2020

We know from the National Climate Assessment that climate disruptions to agriculture over the past 40 years has increased and, will only worsen as the climate crisis continues to unfold. Drought and flooding will increase, and heatwaves will come earlier, be more frequent and, last longer threatening the lives of...

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  • January 13, 2020

Indonesia is one of the most vulnerable nations on earth to climate change. Indonesians will face more intense floods, droughts and sea level rise in the years to come. The low lying and densely populated nation has 18,000 miles of coastline and many islands at sea level. Winds and rainfall...

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  • January 9, 2020

Some good news for the north coast of Western Australia. A tropical Cyclone promises heavy rain and winds to the parched, tinder dry, NW region of the island continent. “The Bureau of Meteorology’s Neil Bennett said the cyclone’s expected path would take it into WA’s southeast and close to the...

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  • January 7, 2020

The firestorms continue unabated in smoldering Australia. If you are a praying person, now would be the time as extreme conditions threaten the lives of thousands of our brothers and sisters down under. From Huffington Post Australia, authorities warn that fire conditions may not be survivable as it is for...

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  • January 4, 2020

“The anger is real. The anger is justified. Because this disaster was all foreseen and predicted. For decades the link between a hotter, drier climate, land-clearing, excessive irrigation and increased fire risk have all been attested in scientific papers.”  Carol Sparks, Mayor of Glenn Innes Severn Council My view on...

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  • January 1, 2020

Climate change, it’s here. Perhaps it is time that the world helps Australia in their moment of need. It is like Armageddon in many areas of the continent. Yesterday, over 30,000 people were ordered to evacuate a huge swath of land in Victoria state, known as Gippsland, as soaring temperatures...

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  • December 31, 2019

Australian fires continue to rage on the island continent as yet another looming record-breaking heatwave bears down on the land down under. The unrelenting heatwaves on marine and freshwater river systems alike are raising concerns of another carbon-related feedback not included in climate models. The most recent event was occurring...

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  • December 27, 2019

“Friends. Shit is getting well-serious. I am at my place at the very top of the Bellinger Valley. Smoke has completely saturated everything for days now. “Most of this evening I have heard the wind absolutely roaring on the escarpment above. These beasts are inexorably heading for Point Lookout and...

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  • December 17, 2019

The horrors of climate change are unfolding around the world with smothering heatwaves, agricultural losses from flooding, and drought — higher storm surge along with powerful and deadly cyclonic windstorms armed with heavy rainfall and wildfire. The United States and other developed nations experience every single impact listed, we do....

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  • December 13, 2019

The largest city in Australia, Sydney, is set to run out of water by 2022 warned a CNN affiliate which was confirmed by the Water Minister of New South Wales (NSW), Melinda Pavey.  It is only Spring in NSW and already the region suffers from a crippling, according to CNN,...

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  • November 18, 2019

Yesterday not a single drop of rain fell on continental Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology was unable to identify any other day where this had happened before. It is a pattern of unrelenting dry conditions and wildfire that have been plaguing the country for months, and the bone-dry conditions are...

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  • November 12, 2019

Trump is about the ceremonial and pomp, so awards ceremonies and his pomposity overrule advise and consent when cconsidering federal recognition of the arts.  Because for Trump, there should be no federal support, for even the martial arts even as his visit to the UFC match at MSG cost the taxpayers...

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  • November 12, 2019

According to a new report prepared by the US Army and, commissioned by the Pentagon, found that the next couple of decades will be so chaotic due to a warming climate that we will be unable to adapt in time. Our inability to change will be the result of years...

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  • October 26, 2019

I am on an emergency alert email system for severe weather. We have had almost no rain in the past month.   We are in a drought. And perhaps 5 of every 7 days I get a severe weather alert for coastal flooding,  1-2 ½ feet above “normal.” Except it now...

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  • October 14, 2019

Large swathes of New South Wales and southern Queensland will face catastrophic weather events over the next few months. The reason is Antarctica's westerly winds, which control the Australian climate, are impacted by 'sudden stratospheric warming.' As a result, the direst prediction is a change in Australia's rainfall patterns. The...

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  • September 13, 2019

Alaska's temperate rainforest is in a historic drought. The climate crisis is known to alter the Globe's rainfall patterns. The city of Anchorage was carved out of the rainforest known as Chugach. The Chugach rainforest forms a great arc around Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska.  Warming temperatures...

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  • August 23, 2019

In solidarity with the planet and humanity in general.  Mike Fox for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Bryan, Kimberly, Mike H. and Shayna — your PDA National Staff If We Ignore It, It Won’t Go Away. Climate change is the single most important issue impacting national security, and is...

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  • August 9, 2019
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