Weather/Climate Info/Updates

p.s. Dec. 28/14. The extreme weather and climate events of 2014 in 13 photos My favourite weather site is the Weather Underground. I live in Toronto (Canada) & have different spots in the city about which I can choose to get the weather picture.

If you scroll down on the site, you'll find interesting postings about weather all over the world. There's also a tab down at the bottom for ‘Climate Change.’

There's a posting called 'October 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary' that I found interesting.

From that posting: “October was globally the warmest such on record according to NOAA [see Jeff Master's blog for more about this].  Extreme heat waves affected southern South America and California with exceptional warmth in Europe and Australia as well. Intense rainfalls plagued southern France and Italy. Deadly flooding and mudslides occurred in Sri Lanka. A blizzard in Nepal killed at least 43 trekkers and their guides. Hurricane Gonzalo was the first CAT 4 tropical storm in three years to form in the Atlantic Basin and struck Bermuda. Typhoon Vongfong was the Earth’s most powerful storm of the year.”

Then, in another location altogether, i.e., NOT on the site I’ve just been talking about, a 12-minute YouTube with footage from all over the world showing weather extreme events from recent days/weeks (it’s titled ‘Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So November 2014 (9)’)

And, this just in..

From NASA: 63 years of climate change in one horrifying GIF (15 seconds)

** For a very long summary of climate change info, including info you may never have heard about feedback loops, go to the Nature Bats Last blog. Main page here, climate summary here

 

'Quote of the Day' used: “There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling . . . Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you're feeling deeply.” – Aldous Huxley, 20th century intellectual & author of Brave New World (said later in his life, apparently, when he regretted having taken himself so seriously in his younger years).  *** from Rob Brezsny Oct. 21st newsletter