PHOENIX'S HEAT IS RISING — AND SO IS THE DANGER...

 

Phoenix's notorious heat is getting worse, ticking upward and sticking around longer as global warming sears the Southwest...

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STILL WAITING FOR FEMA IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA AFTER HURRICANES...

Rachel Roberts with her sons, Troy and Harrison, at their home in Houston. After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, long delays for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have frustrated residents. Credit Scott Dalton for The New York Times

 

HOUSTON — Outside Rachel Roberts’s house, a skeleton sits on a chair next to the driveway, a skeleton child on its lap, an empty cup in its hand and a sign at its feet that reads “Waiting on FEMA”...

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2017 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #42...

A firefighter holds a water hose while fighting a wildfire Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Image credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez.

 

Editor's Pick: New Fire Danger Threatens to Worsen Most Disastrous Wildfire Season in California History...

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TYPHOON KILLS AT LEAST TWO IN JAPAN, PROMPTS CALL FOR THOUSANDS TO EVACUATE...

 

TOKYO (Reuters) - A typhoon roared towards Japan’s main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights...

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OP ED: THE WHITE HOUSE SEES ONLY DOLLAR SIGNS IN THE ARCTIC...

A polar bear with her cub in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Credit National Geographic Creative

 

Alaska is “open for business!” With these words, delivered before an appreciative audience of oil producers in Anchorage in May, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reaffirmed the Trump administration’s determination to open Alaska’s fragile environment to commercial exploitation. Here are the particulars of that assault, at least so far:

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CHRISTIAN LEADERS DEMAND IMPLEMENTATION OF PARIS AGREEMENT AHEAD OF CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE...

Participants gather during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 4, 2015.(REUTERS / Stephane Mahe)

 

Christian leaders from various countries have signed a letter demanding action on the Parish Agreement in 2015 as the next phase of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, draws nearer...

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OPINION: SEE IT, SAY IT: CLIMATE CHANGE...


A firefighter works to defend homes from the approaching wildfire in Sonoma, Calif., on Saturday. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

 

“NOTHING MORE than ash and bones.” That grim description of how some victims were found underscores the horror of the wildfires that swept through and devastated Northern California...

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IS GLOBAL WARMING SPINNING US OUT OF CONTROL?

Sam Asano

 

I started to write about the Earth and its frequent earthquakes in the last and current century being somewhat related and caused by the “controversial” global warming. In the scientific world, it seems the phenomenon has been recognized as real, and even a global alliance such as Paris Accord had been established to deal with and prevent any further deepening of the trend by attempting to emit carbon dioxide as little as possible...

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE ANALOGY 10 - BATHTUBS AND BUDGETS...

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Adding 101 gallons to a 100-gallon bathtub causes it to overflow, even if added slowly...

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, OCTOBER 9-15, 2017...

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A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...

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E.P.A. SCRUBS A CLIMATE WEBSITE OF ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’...

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WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has removed dozens of online resources dedicated to helping local governments address climate change, part of an apparent effort by the agency to play down the threat of global warming...

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WEATHERWATCH: OPHELIA'S ARRIVAL HINTS AT A NEW VULNERABILITY FOR EUROPE...

Large trees toppled in Cork, Ireland, this week after Hurricane Ophelia - recorded as the most northerly hurricane since 1939 – blew through as a violent storm. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

 

An off-the-charts hurricane that tracked to Ireland points to climate change pushing ‘tropical oceans’ northward and putting the continent in the firing line...

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2017 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING DIGEST #41

Firefighters from Compton put a scratch and wet line around a fire on Lovall Valley Road in Somona, Saturday, Oct 14, 2017. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat) 2017

 

Story of the Week...

Firefight in Sonoma County reaches second week as flames force thousands to evacuate...

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PUERTO RICANS ASK: WHEN WILL THE LIGHTS COME BACK ON?

One month after Hurricane Maria, experts say poor planning, logistical nightmares and dire financial straits are to blame for the slow response to Puerto Rico's major power outage.By DEBORAH ACOSTA, NATALIE RENEAU and ROBIN STEIN on Publish Date October 20, 2017. Photo by Deborah Acosta/The New York Times.

 

Javier Hernández Saurí, a lineman who works for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, is concerned about the lack of crews and materials on the island. Credit Deborah Acosta/The New York Times

 

CAGUAS, P.R. — Luis Rodríguez looked at the huge concrete power pole in his front yard, resting on his daughter’s Chevrolet and blocking the tow truck he drives to make a living, and wondered: When is help coming?

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RICH COUNTRIES MUST PROVIDE FUNDS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE VICTIMS...

Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction through the Caribbean (Pic: NLRC via IFRC)

 

UN talks on loss and damage are failing to deliver for vulnerable communities. After a devastating hurricane season, the developed world must step up...

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