WARMING SEAS COULD LEAD TO 70 PERCENT INCREASE IN HURRICANE-RELATED FINANCIAL LOSS...

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If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure...

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TOTAL COSTS ESTIMATES FOR THE GLOBAL WARMING-INTENSIFIED HURRICANES OF HARVEY, IRMA, AND MARIE RANGE FROM ONE 1/3 TO 1/2 TRILLION DOLLARS...

 

That's a lot of money coming out of American taxpayers to cover the costs of global warming-intensified storms in spite of many politicians still refusing to acknowledge that global warming even exists. These 1/3 to 1/2 trillion dollar storm recovery cost estimates also do not include the total costs of this year’s western firestorms or any of the other global warming-intensified catastrophes of rain bombs, flooding, crop failures and droughts plaguing the U.S.

 

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HURRICANE OPHELIA: THREE PEOPLE DIE AS STORM HITS IRELAND...

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Two men and a woman have been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles...
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ENERGY 202: 2017 IS A CRAZY WEATHER YEAR. WE LAUNCHED THE BEST EYE IN THE SKY JUST IN TIME...

Sunlight illuminates Hurricane Irma as the storm approaches Cuba and Florida in this geocolor image from GOES-16 taken on Sept. 8. (NOAA via AP)

Sunlight illuminates Hurricane Irma as the storm approaches Cuba and Florida in this geocolor image from GOES-16 taken on Sept. 8. (NOAA via AP)

 

Between the hurricanes raging through the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the massive wildfires roaring out West, 2017 has been quite a year for inclement weather in the United States. By some measures, it's been historically intense.

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THIS ISN’T ‘THE NEW NORMAL’ FOR CLIMATE CHANGE — THAT WILL BE WORSE...

 

A Fountaingrove Village homeowner watches as their home she and her husband have owned for four years is destroyed, on October 9, 2017, in Santa Rosa, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

 

It’s been a terrifying season for what we used to call natural disasters. For the first time in recorded history, three hurricanes arose simultaneously in the Caribbean...

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GEOENGINEERING IS NOT A QUICK FIX FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, EXPERTS WARN TRUMP...

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, left, is a proponent of geoengineering and once referred to climate change as “just an engineering problem”. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

 

Leading researchers and campaigners express concern that geoengineering research could be used as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions...

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: NEW BLAZE PROMPTS MORE EVACUATIONS, $1.2 BILLION IN DAMAGE IN SANTA ROSA ALONE, MAYOR SAYS...

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THE ESSENTIAL GLOBAL WARMING DEFINITIONS GLOSSARY...


The following definitions and descriptions are essential to understanding the states, processes, and consequences of global warming now being discussed throughout the media. This short glossary will hopefully make it considerably easier for the public to understand the many complex facts and processes surrounding global warming issues.

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PUERTO RICANS PUMP DRINKING WATER FROM HAZARDOUS-WASTE: REPORT...

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Some Puerto Rico residents are turning to a hazardous waste site for drinking water as the island continues to reel from Hurricane Maria...

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FIREFIGHT IN SONOMA COUNTY REACHES SECOND WEEK AS FLAMES FORCE THOUSANDS TO EVACUATE...

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An army of firefighters with a larger aerial arsenal at their disposal held their ground and made some gains Saturday on devastating wildfires ravaging Wine Country, but evacuation orders that forced thousands from their homes before dawn and a rising death toll were clear reminders of the peril that still grips the region...

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2017 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #41

If climate change continues to worsen unchecked, and forest degradation continues unabated, then unstoppable Amazon mega-fires could be seen in this century; such fires would greatly increase the release of carbon into the atmosphere worsening climate change. Photo courtesy of IBAMA

 

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Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests...

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OPINION: TRUMP LIES AS GLOBAL WARMING’S VICTIMS DIE...

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Legendary independent journalist I.F. “Izzy” Stone often cautioned, “All governments lie.” But even Izzy would have been dizzy with the deluge of lies pouring out of the Trump administration, including President Donald Trump’s claim that human-induced climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to hurt the U.S. economy...

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CLIMATE SCIENTISTS ATTACK TONY ABBOTT'S 'MISLEADING' SPEECH TO GLOBAL WARMING POLICY FOUNDATION...

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Australian climate scientists have hit back at their former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, describing his speech to a London think tank as being laced with distortions, falsehoods, misrepresentations, and misdirection...

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POLL: AMERICANS BLAME WILD WEATHER ON GLOBAL WARMING...

In this Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, people look at submerged cars on a freeway flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey near downtown Houston, Texas. After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and they see global warming’s fingerprints all over them. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says 68 percent of those surveyed think weather disasters seem to be worsening, compared to 28 percent who think they are staying the same and only 4 percent who say they are less severe. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) Charlie Riedel

 

WASHINGTON — After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints...

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, OCTOBER 2-8, 2017...

 

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

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