Archive for Climate Change

Yellow trout lily flowers in the Appalachian Mountains. Spring is arriving earlier everywhere…

Posted in 2020, Extreme Weather with tags , , , , on March 7, 2020 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Across much of the United States, a warming climate has advanced the arrival of spring. This year is no exception. In parts of the Southeast, spring has arrived weeks earlier than normaland may turn out to be the warmest spring on record.

Apple blossoms in March and an earlier start to picnic season may seem harmless and even welcome. But the early arrival of springtime warmth has many downsides for the natural world and for humans.

Rising temperatures in the springtime signal plants and animals to come alive. Across the United States and worldwide, climate change is steadily disrupting the arrival and interactions of leaf buds, cherry blossoms, insects and more.

Lilies, blueberries, birds and more … all sped up

Records managed by the USA National Phenology Network and other organizations prove that spring has accelerated over the long term. For example, the common yellow trout lily blooms nearly a week earlier in the Appalachian Mountain region than it did 100 years ago. Blueberries in Massachusetts flower three to four weeks earlier than in the mid-1800s. And over a recent 12-year period, over half of 48 migratory bird species studied arrived at their breeding grounds up to nine days earlier than previously.

Warmer spring temperatures have also led beetles, mothsand butterflies to emerge earlier than in recent years. Similarly, hibernating species like frogs and bears emerge from hibernation earlier in warm springs…..

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https://theconversation.com/spring-is-arriving-earlier-across-the-us-and-thats-not-always-good-news-129967

Baby raccoons discovered in attic of Burlington, Ont. home weeks earlier than normal —

Posted in 2020, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 6, 2020 by theboldcorsicanflame

Dowd says it means “this coming spring season there’s going to be a lot of wildlife activity,” since the babies are already being born and because he says average litter sizes are typically larger earlier in the season.

 

Skedaddle President Bill Dowd says this marks two years in a row that they’ve discovered babies in a home earlier than usual.

via Baby raccoons discovered in attic of Burlington, Ont. home weeks earlier than normal —

Climate crisis could cause economic recession ‘like we’ve never seen before’, study warns

Posted in 2020, Extreme Weather with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2020 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The huge strain caused by the climate crisis could cause an economic recession “the likes of which we’ve never seen before,” a US study has warned.

The increase in prevalence of extreme weather, bringing deadly heatwaves, more severe storms, and causing wildfires and floods, is insufficiently accounted for in financial markets, raising the possibility of a sudden correction when serious problems arise, according to new research from University of California.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-crisis-economic-recession-weather-sea-level-a9341826.html

 

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that creates electricity from moisture in the air!

Posted in 2020, science with tags , , , , on February 18, 2020 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine.

As reported today in Nature, the laboratories of electrical engineer Jun Yao and microbiologist Derek Lovley at UMass Amherst have created a device they call an “Air-gen” or air-powered generator, with electrically conductive protein nanowires produced by the microbe Geobacter.

The Air-gen connects electrodes to the protein nanowires in such a way that electrical current is generated from the water vapor naturally present in the atmosphere.

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200217112730.htm

 

Incredible Timelapse Shows Storm Dumping Tonnes Of Water In Alpine Lake

Posted in 2018, Extreme Weather with tags , , on June 24, 2018 by theboldcorsicanflame

Tsunami from Heaven / Amazing Rainstorm Timelapse / Downburst / Microburst

Lance Johnson, Natural News 7-27-17… “NASA spacecraft missions have proven that Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus have all suffered “climate change” … without any human activity whatsoever” 

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Looks like the “climate change is solely caused by man” concept (aka, “agenda”) continues to be publicly debunked. And of course, the data mentioned in this article also goes along with what has been presented by David Wilcock.

“…today there is a global movement that seeks to control these cycles, predict and manipulate the changes that naturally take place on our planet. This climate change movement seeks to control levels of atmospheric gases (primarily carbon dioxide) which humans naturally exhale. This climate change agenda seeks to engineer the Earth’s atmosphere in hopes of changing temperature and weather. The implications are unsettling.

“The climate change agenda is only interested in proving that human activity is causing the planet to warm. Specifically, this agenda wants to target carbon dioxide as the problem… why would carbon dioxide automatically be the “pollutant” to blame?

“…NASA missions have documented climate change on other planets, including Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter. If carbon dioxide emissions from human activity were the extreme pollutant burning up planet Earth, then why have other planets experienced extreme heating, climate change, extraordinary storms, and massive changes in their atmospheres? None of these planets have humans present to destroy them… The climate change that occurs on other planets puts everything into perspective.

“Mars is warming due to solar cycles… Carbon dioxide released by human activity pales in comparison to natural CO2 release… Storm patterns on Jupiter cause temperature changes not caused by human activity…

“In the fight to prove that carbon dioxide emissions are going to destroy the planet, climate change alarmists are not seeing the bigger picture. Maybe that’s because there is a more sinister agenda behind climate change and a lot of money is at stake.”

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NASA spacecraft missions have proven that Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus have all suffered “climate change” … without any human activity whatsoever

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Source: Lance Johnson, Natural News 7-27-17… “NASA spacecraft missions have proven that Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus have all suffered “climate change” … without any human activity whatsoever” ‹ Kauilapele’s Blog ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

An Ivory Gull, rarely found away from pack ice, flew over to Flint, Michigan

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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FLINT (WJRT) – (03/11/17) – It’s a bird watchers dream.

A rare bird made a special appearance in Flint.

Bird watchers spotted the Ivory Gull near the University of Michigan-Flint and called ABC12.

The bird is a long way from its natural habitat.

The Ivory Gull rarely comes south of the Bering Sea.

“It’s just luck that a local person had the presence of mind to get photos of the bird and birders identified it. And of course now, people are coming in from all over.

People drove up from Columbus, Chicago who have been birding for 30 years and saw their first Ivory Gull, that’s a major celebration,” said Kenn Kaufmann, field editor of the Audubon Magazine.

The Ivory Gull is rarely is found away from pack ice, spending the winter on the ice north of Newfoundland.

This is believed to be only the second Ivory Gull ever found in Michigan.

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http://www.abc12.com/content/news/Rare-bird-found-in-Flint-415958713.html

15-year ICE AGE to hit in just 4 years as the sun prepares to ‘HIBERNATE’

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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15-YEAR long mini ice age could be due to hit the Northern hemisphere in just FOUR years as the sun prepares for ‘hibernation’ – triggering a barrage of cataclysmic events.

A team of experts have warned that huge seismic events, including volcanic eruptions, plunging global temperatures and destabilisation of the Earth’s crust will become more common after worrying changes to the surface of the Sun were recorded.

It could take up to 15 years for solar activity to return to normal with extreme weather and freezing temperatures continuing until 2035.

The warning will infuriate environmental campaigners who argue by 2030 the world faces increased sea levels and flooding due to glacial melt at the poles.

Solar activity, measured by the appearance of sun spots, has been declining at a greater rate than at any other time in history, it has emerged.

The Sun is now without spots for the first time in five years after 21 days of minimal activity were observed through the course of 2016.

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15-year ICE AGE to hit in just 4 years

Natural catastrophe costs soar worldwide in 2016

Posted in 2016, 2017 with tags , , , , on January 5, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Global natural catastrophe losses reached their highest level in four years in 2016, and the United States experienced the most loss events since 1980, although most of last year’s losses were uninsured, Munich Reinsurance Co. said Wednesday.

Losses from earthquakes, storms and other natural catastrophes totaled $175 billion in 2016, the highest total since the $180 billion in losses experienced in 2012, although insured losses accounted for only $50 billion of losses last year, according to an analysis by the German reinsurer.

“After three years of relatively low nat cat losses, the figures for 2016 are back in the mid-range, where they are expected to be,” Torsten Jeworrek, a member of the Munich Re board of management in Munich, said in a statement.

The costliest natural catastrophes of the year occurred in Asia as two April earthquakes on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu caused $31 billion in damage, less than 20% of which was insured, while floods in China in June and July caused losses of about $20 billion, only about 2% of which were insured, according to Munich Re’s report.

North America experienced more loss events in 2016 than in any other year since 1980, with 160 events recorded, which accounted for $55 billion, or 33%, of global natural catastrophe losses, according to the report. Roughly 54% of the losses in North America last year were insured compared with a long-term average of 44%, according to the report.

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Natural catastrophe costs soar worldwide in 2016

41 elk died Wednesday morning after falling through ice in East Oregon😭

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , on December 28, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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A  herd of 41 elk died Wednesday morning after falling through ice in east Oregon, according to wildlife officials.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a Wednesday Facebook post that the elk perished after falling through the ice on the Powder River.

“After several years of drought, Eastern Oregon is experiencing a real winter this year,” wildlife officials said in the post. “The extra moisture and snowpack will be good for wildlife and habitat in the long run, but conditions may be tough on critters this winter.”

Wildlife officials received a call from a person who lives near the reservoir and witnessed the incident, Brian Ratliff, district wildlife biologist at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Baker City office told the Baker City Herald.

Ratliff said wildlife officials went to the river to see whether they could save any of the elk, but the conditions were too dangerous, the Baker City Herald reported.

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