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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

 

Stunning video of Niagara Falls frozen over due to below freezing temperatures

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 19, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

Extreme winter weather has been causing problems for millions across the East Coast, but it has also made for some beautiful sights.

Among those beautiful sights is Niagara Falls, which has now frozen over due to temperatures which dropped to 16F on Wednesday.

And it looks like the popular tourist destination may stay frozen, as temperatures are expected to drop even lower come Thursday.

‘The attention the Falls is receiving is bringing a crowd to view them in their majestic, winter splendor!’ Michelle Blackley, communications & community relations manager for the Falls, told USA Today

Yet another arctic blast is set to strike the central and eastern United States on Wednesday evening, bringing sub-zero temperatures to many parts.

Them things are going to get even colder. 

In fact, almost the entire East Coast, including parts of Florida, will reach below freezing temperatures on Thursday night.

In New York City, temperatures will stay in the teens all day Thursday and by nightfall will be in the single digits and possibly even below 0, making it the coldest it has gotten in the city during this already brutal winter.

The cold weather will also bring with it high winds, this time some reaching 40 mph in areas

Yellowstone Closes Road Because It’s Melting

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , on July 11, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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(NEWSER) – You’ll never guess why “Firehole Lake Drive” is temporarily off-limits to tourists in Yellowstone National Park. Yes, the popular 3.3-mile loop is closed for a while because the asphalt is melting, reports National Parks Traveler. “Extreme heat from surrounding thermal areas has caused thick oil to bubble to the surface, damaging the blacktop and creating unsafe driving conditions,” says a park release. While that kind of thing isn’t uncommon given Yellowstone’s geology, the damage to the road is “unusually severe,” reports the AP.

The road is about 6 miles north of Old Faithful and takes travelers past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser, and Firehole Lake. The park wants non-motorists to stay away from the region as well, because soil that looks solid to a hiker might give way to scalding water below. Unusually high temperatures in the mid-80s of late haven’t helped.

http://www.newser.com/story/190771/yellowstone-closes-road-because-its-melting.html

 

Tropical cyclones extended to the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Over the past 30 years, tropical cyclones have seen the area where they reach their maximum intensity extend to the north and south poles, affecting areas that are not prepared. This change was made ​​at the rate of 53 km per decade in the Northern Hemisphere and 62 km in the southern hemisphere. Finally, during this period, the maximum impact area is enlarged 345 km, the equivalent of about three degrees of latitude.

Called hurricanes in the Atlantic and typhoons in the Pacific, tropical cyclones with their devastating winds (about 380 km / h for Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines in 2013) particularly threatening coastal areas. Simultaneously, the torrential rains that accompany them often cause major flooding, completing “clean” the landscape of the territories that are not prepared …

Paradoxically, the regions closer to the equator, which depend on the rainfall of cyclones to participate in the reconstruction of their water resources, tend to see the levels of the last contract, hurricanes and typhoons frequenting less assiduously. However, this movement of the geographical area of cyclones is not the same everywhere. Pacific and Southern part of the Indian Ocean are most affected.

Published May 14 in the journal Nature, the study of American climatologists, who found this vast movement of cyclone activity to the poles, is also interested in why this movement. Three possibilities, closely related, are considered: the rise of global greenhouse gas emissions, the depletion of the stratospheric ozone and / or increased air pollution aerosol layer.

In parallel with this shift towards the poles, several other studies show expansion of the tropics over the same period. Thus, for Jim Kossin, the lead author of the study, “The expansion of the tropics seems to influence environmental factors that control the formation of tropical cyclone intensification and poleward. “However, studies attribute, in part, the expansion of the tropics to higher global emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols destructive of stratospheric ozone. In short, as anthropogenic factors …

Giant supercell thunderstorm terrified residents as it made its way across the High Plains in Nebraska

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on May 21, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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This awesome phenomenon has a very real danger, as they are responsible for nearly all of the significant tornadoes in the U.S.

These incredible shots were taken just a day after a team of tornado photographers captured stunning footage of a spinning supercell in the sky of east Wyoming.

Supercells often occur when winds are turning clockwise with height, producing a storm-scale rotation.They are known to produce extreme winds, with speeds over 100mph, and flash foods.

Brazil: the city of Sao Paulo, which will host the opening of the World Cup soccer match in a few weeks, was hit Monday by a violent hailstorm

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , on May 20, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The scene is rather unusual in Brazil: the city of Sao Paulo, which will host the opening of the World Cup soccer match in a few weeks, was hit Monday by a violent hailstorm. Consequences: the streets were covered with a thick white coat and aircraft could not fly for 20 minutes. Construction equipment were used to clear the roads. In some places, the layer of hail reached 20 centimeters. Children, some of whom had never seen such a spectacle, are given their heart and have made ​​many snowmen.

This storm took place while the country is emerging from a long period of drought.

Sign of Changes: The world has been overwhelmed with disasters in recent weeks.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

The following video compilation is a sample of just some of the planetary upheaval recorded in the last months.

Visit HawkkeyDavis’s Youtube channel to check out the rest of his awesome work chronicling the ‘signs of the times’.

Britain is in the firing line for yet another violent storm to unleash chaos next weekend. Waves of more than 50 feet will threaten southern coasts

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Valentine’s Day Massacre: Forecasters warn MAJOR weather event will tear into UK on FRIDAY. Forecasters have warned the ENTIRE COUNTRY to be on alert for 80mph gales and torrential downpours. A deep low pressure system is currently swirling over the Atlantic and heading straight for our shores.Forecasters warned Britons to expect a “Valentine’s Day massacre” as the frenzied storm rips into the UK on Friday night.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/458921/Weather-warning-Latest-forecast-models-show-NEW-monster-storm-to-smash-into-UK-THIS-week

February 8th 2014: Monster 75 FOOT wave smashes into BRITISH coast: Atlantic superstorm to hit UK TOMORROW

Posted in 2014 with tags , , on February 8, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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BRITAIN has been battered by the biggest wave in HISTORY – a staggering 75ft monster – just hours before a huge Atlantic superstorm is set to smash into the mainland.

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The largest wave ever seen in British waters was recorded at 3.30am yesterday by a buoy operated by the Plymouth Coastal Observatory at Porthleven, Cornwall. The beast destroyed the previous record British wave of 67ft and forecasters warned it was only the beginning of 72 hours of storm hell.It came as experts recommended a TSUNAMI warning system be installed in the Atlantic to protect Britain and Ireland from enormous waves they claimed were ‘increasingly likely’.

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The UK was battered by 90mph winds and torrential rain again overnight – but by far the most violent storm forecast in recent times is yet to hit with widespread damage and disruption expected in the coming days. Parts of a key railway line were destroyed and nearly 10,000 homes were left without power as the brutal weather wreaked havoc yesterday. Police helicopters were scrambled to help evacuate 150 properties in the Somerset flooding danger zone as David Cameron set up a £100million emergency fund to assist communities in coping with the crisis. Winds of 105mph were recorded on the Isles of Scilly, off Cornwall while one pub in Chesil Beach, Dorset was completely submerged by a giant 60ft wave.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/458233/Shock-weather-warning-WORST-Atlantic-storm-of-the-winter-is-now-ROARING-towards-Britain

So many new comets were discovered last year that astronomers named 2013 the ‘Year of the Comet’.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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2013 saw a dramatic increase in meteor fireballs – What does 2014 have in store?

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Observed fireballs (sound only, fragmentation only, confirmed fireballs, total reports) Percentages show yearly variations and variation over the 2005-2013 period.

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The whole solar system seems to be undergoing a change, with the weakest solar cycle in 100 years, new bodies being discovered beyond Neptune and, bizarrely, the tally of Jupiter’s moons going up and down, apparently randomly.

Could at least some, if not all, of the major events that have happened around the world in recent years be connected to this increase in fireballs? I mean, some truly astounding things have been happening right in front of our eyes… ‘mystery booms’sinkholes,floodsmass animal deaths‘strange sky sounds’extreme and unusual weather patterns all over the place, revolutions and warssocial chaosbig earthquakes andtsunamis… all on a scale never seen in the ‘modern’ era.

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http://www.sott.net/article/271892-2013-saw-a-dramatic-increase-in-meteor-fireballs-What-does-2014-have-in-store

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