Tag Archives: weather

In poll, many link eather extremes to climate change

I know, only too well, what right-wingers and conservatives in general think of the New York Times. And they are likely to scream “liberal” this and that upon reading the headline above. OK, whatever makes your day. But the article under this headline spells it out pretty well. I have talked with several of my new neighbors here in Vermont and they agree when the conversation turns to the winter we’ve just finished. What happened to the big snows?

Weather disasters: An artful graphic looks at the whole shebang

Look at this newspaper graphics package. Then get ready for the next high wind, thunderstorm, etc.

How climate change relates to the daily weather events

From Climate Progress:

The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question. All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be….

The air is on average warmer and moister than it was prior to about 1970 and in turn has likely led to a 5–10 % effect on precipitation and storms that is greatly amplified in extremes. The warm moist air is readily advected onto land and caught up in weather systems as part of the hydrological cycle, where it contributes to more intense precipitation events that are widely observed to be occurring.

Weather may be culprit in decline of Atlantic fish

And that would be the striped bass. NPR offers this fresh look at the species, and the work of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist to figure out what’s going on with this Chesapeake Bay fishery.

An almanac of extreme weather

I just finished reading this top-notch op-ed from today’s New York Times. It’s written by a Minnesota farmer and it’s on target regarding weather, climate and the future. Most Americans, let’s remember, think that food — their food — comes from the grocery store, not from fields that are sometimes thousands of miles away from their homes. And how did that food get to their local grocery? By trucks burning a fossil fuel, as in diesel and gasoline. Wake up, folks.

Weird weather in a warming world

Andrew Revkin writes this piece in today’s NY Times. Read it, and then shake your head over our wasteful, gas-guzzling habits.

In weather chaos, a case for global warming

More solid reporting here from the NY Times. Come on, politicians. Wake up, please.