3rd September - Today's News: Dozens Injured in Japan Tornado
Tornado hits eastern Japan's Saitama and Chiba prefectures, dozens left injured - latest reports say at least 67 injured. Meanwhile, torrential rains flood western Japan with warnings of more to come.
In NZ, NIWA scientists confirm warmest winter on record and with the past 12 months the warmest on record, humans behind record Australian heat, research shows.
In Russia, flood evacuation starts in another far eastern city
Soot suspect in mid-1800s Alps glacier retreat - and of course is also complicit in glacial retreat around the world today.
Climate change likely to steer away Sandy-like superstorms, study says: so as research currently stands, in a wamring world we'll get possibly fewer storms, though those that do occur will be stronger, but also less likely to make landfall. Being science and not religion, this may of course change!
Prehistoric climate shift linked to cosmic impact - I think it's increasingly likely that an impact did occur and that it caused the dam breach that led to the outflowing of Lake Aggasiz, which alone would not have caused the YD, but may have prolonged the effects of sudden cooling brought about by the impact.