Showing posts from November, 2018

30th November - Today's News: Mudslides and Floods Hit California

29th November - Today's News: 2018 Set to be 4th Warmest Year on Record

2018 is on track to be the 4th hottest year on record according to the WMO meaning the last four years are 'world's hottest' overall.
Queensland bushfire emergency continues with two homes lost but whole towns saved
Despite a chilly Thanksgiving - for some - extreme heat increasing in both summer and winter in North America.  Frumpy, no doubt, denies it.  
Microplastics pollution in Falklands as high as UK
Climate changes brings a risk of many regions increasingly suffer hot, dry conditions at the same time - as happened this year - with implications for food supply
And researchers rise to challenge of predicting hail, tornadoes three weeks in advance

28th November - Today's News: Storm, Floods Strike Sydney

Sydney storms: Two killed amid flash-flooding chaos whilst the Sydney weather sparks road chaos, as 'mini cyclone' blows part of building off  and further north in the Queensland bushfires: Thousands told to flee 'catastrophic' threat.

Sydney weather and Queensland bushfire extremes have a common thread
When a bushfire creates a storm, fire tornadoes, dry lightning and pyrocumulonimbus clouds are just the beginning
 In the UK, travel hit across Wales amid 70mph winds and tomorrow looks windier.  And in Ireland, ESB working to restore power to 19,000 customers as weather warnings extended
Apparently the EU aims to be 'climate neutral' by 2050 - so does that mean no soya or palm products?   No hardwood furniture?  No contrail producing air travel?  No, it's just a con ....  There's a lot more to AGW than CO2.   Meanwhile,  CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years - and it's no good blaming China when all your mobile phones and other unnecessar…

27th November - Today's News: Italian City Hit by Tornado

26th November - Today News: All-time Record High Temperatures in Northern Queensland (Where's Frump?)

24th November - Today's News: A Record Cold Thanksgiving in Parts of USA

Turtles die as cold temperatures set regional records for Thanksgiving in NE USA.  In Frumpland this proves that the whole planet is not getting any warmer.   So he'll be none to bothered that a report warns of growing impact on US life.  Cos it's all fake, innit?!
Rain helps douse California fire but slows search crews
Pacific Ocean typhoons could be intensifying more than previously projected
Slow Arctic freeze raises risk of polar bear extinction, say scientists - slight exageratioin there, methinks, and one which will only come back to bite.   But the arctic is freezing up slower than normal.
A happy ending for Toshka the flying Yorkshire terrier blown away by a gust of Arctic wind
And Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil

22nd November - Today's News: Health Warnings as Dust Storm Hits Sydney

21st November - Today's News: First Snow of Season for Southern England

Snow hits southern England after temperatures plummet overnight - actually, they didn't drop particularly low, but it's not very warm today.  And apparently it even snowed this morning in Evesham - though as I was in the shop at the time, I missed it ....
Massive waterspout forms off the coast of southern Italy.   Meanwhile, in NZ, another waterspout sighting on North Shore 'crazy'
Australian dust storms cloak outback NSW, could hit Sydney if winds persist
Migrants trapped in Bosnia awaken to winter’s arrival - some seeingf snow for the first time in their lives. But it looks like there'll be no snow in Lapland at start of Santa season
Current climate models underestimate warming by black carbon aerosols
And a dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic' including 115 cups .....

20th November - Today's News: Snow Arrives Late in Japan

17th November - Today's News: Chaos as First Winter Storm Hits New York

16th November - Today's News: Over 600 Missing After California Wildfires

15th November - Today's News: Deadly Storms, Floods in Arabia

14th November - Today's News: Death Toll in California Wildfires Continues to Grow

12th November - Today's News: Camp Fire Now Deadliest in California History

10th November - Today's News: Camp Fire Most Destructive in California History; At Least 9 Dead

9th November - Today's News: Wildfire Destroys Paradise

Northern California wildfires force thousands to flee Paradise as town burns
In NZ, bad weather moves north after bringing snow, heavy rain and washouts to the South Island
Here, it's been soggy out west: Roads and homes flood in Pembrokeshire as more rain due
And the good news is a 'remarkable' decline in fertility rates.  The bad news is the suggestion that ever growing human populations are in any possible way anything at all other than a very, very bad thing ....  A 50% drop in population levels over the next 100 years ought be the target (and would probably, in itself, alleviate most human induced climate change).

8th November - Today's News: Giant Hail, Floods and Aurora Down Under

5th November - Today's News: 2 Familes Dead in Scililian Floods

3rd November - Today's News: Italian Villages Isolated After Landslides

2nd November - Today's News: How Britain's Climate is Changing

Extreme weather reveals changing climate in the UK, says a new report from the Met Office.  Hot days (and nights) are getting hotter, cold days less common.
In the US, severe storms, tornadoes rattle Deep South, leaving 2 dead and 100,000 powerless
Canberra fire: Pierces Creek blaze alert level reduced after thunderstorm hits city
And new research suggests that the oceans 'soaking up more heat than estimated'