Showing posts with the label Climate Change

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): On the #CaliforniaFires

We have been assessing the Fires in California as our work to get the new Esparanza Foundation off the ground is progressing.    We hope to be able to be supportive in whatever way we can--as we see some of the fires have been caused by Tree Branches falling on Power Lines both in Northern & Southern California. The need to think different is ever so important.

On The State of Our World & the Need to Be Prepared

Please reflect the following: Study Links Climate Change to Wildfires This research, published in the journal  Earth's Future , uses a data set of almost  40,000 wildfires in California from the past 50 years to establish a clear link between climate change, aridity, and the increasing number of forest fires in the summer in California. The authors found the  link between climate change and fall wildfires weaker than in summer, but likely to strengthen from continued warming and delayed onset of winter precipitation. Learn more > Research Finds That Atmospheric Rivers Will be a Dominant Source of California Water Resources and Flooding A new study, published in the July 9 issue of the journal  Nature Scientific Report , suggests that a new regime of wet and dry extremes is emerging in California and that the projected bolstering of extreme precipitation is likely to be caused by streams of moisture in the sky known as

View of the Week: On a Future We Must All Prepare For

Oh say can you sea: While the dam was breaking on impeachment, some other alarming news emerged from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). The big picture: Sea levels are rising twice as fast as they did in the 20th century, and by 2100, seas could be two feet higher even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced—maybe more if the world fails to do anything. Here’s what that means for cities: By 2050, extreme storms that typically happen once every 100 years could hit the world’s coastal cities at least once per year, according to the report. That would put more than 1 billion people in low-lying areas at risk worldwide. In some islands and coastal cities, local sea levels are already rising to those once-a-century levels more frequently, and even in the best case scenario those trends could reach U.S. cities on the East and West coasts as early as 2035. CityLab’s Linda Poon has the details from the IPCC’s latest report: The Storm of the Century Could S