Category: 2017

Beyond the Anthropocene | Johan Rockström: undefined

Scientist Reveals 7% More Water Vapor Fuels Storms Today: undefined

2017 U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters: a historic year in context | NOAA

During 2017, the U.S. experienced a historic year of weather and climate disasters.  In total, the U.S. was impacted by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events including: three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms, two inland floods, a crop freeze, drought and wildfire.

These Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Set a U.S. Record in 2017:

Hurricane Harvey, August: $125 billion

Hurricane Maria, September: $90 billion

Hurricane Irma, September: $50 billion

Western wildfires and California firestorm, autumn: $18 billion

Colorado hailstorm, May: $3.4 billion

Severe weather in the South and Southeast, March: $2.6 billion

Drought in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, spring through autumn: $2.5 billion

Minnesota hailstorm, June: $2.4 billion

Midwest tornado outbreak, March: $2.1 billion

Tornado outbreak in Central and Southeast states, March: $1.8 billion

Missouri and Arkansas flooding, May: $1.7 billion

California flooding, February: $1.5 billion

Widespread Midwest severe weather, June: $1.5 billion

Severe weather in Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa, June: $1.4 billion

Southern tornado outbreak, January: $1.1 billion

Southeast freeze, March: $1 billion

How far should we go to stop Climate Change? Prof Peter Cox (April 2017):

“The legs in the system mean we are already at 1.5 likely … .” (19.01)

The year climate change began to spin out of control: undefined

Most accurate climate models predict greatest warming: undefined

A Hacker’s guide to Climate Change #34C3: undefined

It’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean climate change isn’t real:

“Climate change will not occur evenly from place-to-place. While your backyard may be having an intense cold snap, others may be having unseasonably warm temperatures. Climate is all about long-term trends,”

Nine Reasons to Be Optimistic About Climate Change in 2018: undefined