Showing posts from September, 2019

27th September - Today's News: Lorenzo is now Strongest Recorded Hurricane in East Atlantic

Hurricane Lorenzo is the strongest hurricane on record in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean   5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Turkish metropolis Istanbul Thousands of meltwater lakes mapped on the east Antarctic ice sheet whilst at the other pole, the thinning of the Arctic ‘unprecedented for at least 1,000 years’ – IPCC report And how 'organized climate change denial' shapes public opinion on global warming

26th September - Today's News: Sea Levels Rising Faster Says UN Report

Climate change: UN panel signals red alert on 'Blue Planet' highlighting the risks of melting glaciers and ice sheets, and rising oceans Aerosols from coniferous forests no longer cool the climate as much as they used to Humankind did not live with a high-carbon dioxide atmosphere until 1965 And a new satellite may make flood prediction easier , especially in some remoter parts of the world

25th September - Today's News: Heavy Rains Cause Flash Floods Across England

21.9mm in Evesham yesterday, and some nice thunder at dawn, making it the second wettest day of the year here and the wettest September day since 2012 as heavy rain causes floods and travel chaos across England A shallow Pakistan earthquake leaves 19 dead and 300 injured in Kashmir region Mont Blanc: Glacier in danger of collapse, experts warn Having now reached it's September minima,  NASA says 2019 Arctic sea ice minimum ties for second lowest on record And a new European satellite will gain hi-res view of greenhouse effect

24th September - Today's News: Apocalyptic Skies as Indonesia Burns for Palm Oil

Indonesia forest fire rages creating post-apocalyptic blood red skies Tropical Storm Karen heads for Puerto Rico, could impact U.S. mainland next week  Is theory on Earth's climate in the last 15 million years wrong?    Weathering of the Himalaya may not be the cause of the very long term cooling trend. And the world’s poor get less than 1 cent a day for climate change: Oxfam says

23rd September - Today's News: Climate Change Impacts "Accelerating"

 Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as leaders gather for UN talks with the five warmest years on record occurring in the past 5 years.   Meanwhile on the Pizol glacier: Swiss hold funeral for ice lost to global warming After heavy rain in Northern Ireland, Sion Mills residents return home following 'worst flooding' in years Last week saw the first snow falls as winter arrives in northern Sweden Japan's latest typhoon leaves 30 injured; downgraded to extratropical cyclone 5 deaths now linked to flooding in Texas after Tropical Storm Imelda Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks buildings in Albania The UK's climate change: 800 years tracked using oak tree rings And how Enceladus causes snowfall on other moons of Saturn

21st September - Today's News: Typhoon Tapah Threatens Rugby World Cup

In Japan, Typhoon Tapah slams Okinawa and moves toward Kyushu, closing some Rugby World Cub fanzones A Wildfire In Alaska Has Cost $46 Million to Fight, and It's Still Burning Daily rainfall over Sumatra linked to larger atmospheric phenomenon - the Madden-Julian Oscillation And how surface melting causes Antarctic glaciers to slip faster towards the ocean

20th September - Today's News: Texas Floods as TS Imelda Brings 3 Foot of Rain

Tropical Storm Imelda kills two in Texas as the tropical storm unleashes a deluge of rain and devastating floods Meanwhile Humberto brushes Bermuda as new hurricane threatens Mexico A Russian woman survives spectacular double lighting strike on her Toyota And it's suggested that dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age 466mya

18th September - Today's News: Northern Hemisphere's Hottest Recorded Summer

We made the Daily Mirror as man with stage four cancer completes 'Britain's hardest walk' for charity and also some regional media, including some in Ireland - hopefully the story will be picked up more widely today and we might even get in some print editions!   No idea who this Andrew Mayhew guy is, though! Tropical Storm Imelda begins dumping rain on Texas as Hurricane Humberto is upgraded to Category 3 and Jerry is expected to form soon, as the Atlantic hurricane season ramps up In Germany: Storm forces hundreds to sleep on Deutsche Bahn trains And the Northern Hemisphere just endured the hottest summer on record

17th September - Today's News: Snow Follows 25c Temps in Canberra

Snow falls in Canberra region after hot spring day that reached 25 degrees whilst NSW wild weather brings surprise snow to Goulburn and Blue Mountains, and heavy rain for Sydney Eastern Spain takes stock of worst storm in 140 years Incessant rains trigger floods in Thailand and India Indonesia battles forest fires, criticism from neighbours over toxic haze A bit of US politics as investigations launched over Hurricane Dorian weather map row There are predictions that 2019 ozone hole could be smallest in three decades - but we don't know why .... And the first hint of life in another solar system?  Water detected on an exoplanet located in its star's habitable zone

16th September - Today's News: Deadly Floods After Record Spanish Rainfall

Normal service resumes after my epic Cape Wrath Trail walk with stage 4 cancer patient Martyn Wells ....  (hopefully a link to a news story on that later this week). Five dead in Spanish floods: Death toll rises as storm causes havoc for travellers and forces 3,500 people from their homes whilst the Spanish Army rescues British family on holiday with their two toddlers in Alicante after flash floods leaves them trapped indoors for 12 hours As our Cape Wrath Trail walk got underway heavy rain and high winds cause disruption in the Highlands at the end of August.  There was much more rain to come .....  Hurricane Dorian: Number of missing drops to 1,300  but at the weekend a new storm hits Bahamas two weeks after Hurricane Dorian Snow in September? Winter comes early to northern Italy At the end of August, record rain in south Japan brings flood chaos, kills at least two and then last week, Japan struggles to deal with blackout after deadly Typhoon Faxai I