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In [my state] if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes.
I've heard Ohioans say it. New Yorkers say it.
What factors cause the atmospheric instability that leads to wild changes in weather? (1) You have to be south enough to pick up heat. (2) You have to be in the path of cold fronts. (3) You have to be near a coast to pick up tropical storms.
Coastal Carolinas and New Orleans come to mind. The Carolinas miss the bulk of tropical activity which brews most strongly in the Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans is too far east of the Rockies to get the brunt of cold fronts that come screaming down the foothills from Colorado.
So I wonder if Houston, having all three factors, is the most extreme.
What an incredible day. In a coordinated effort by thousands of environmentalists, 5 central London bridges were blocked for several hours in an act of ‘civil disobedience’. Unfortunately such acts appear to be our last resort in order to combat the criminal inactivity by our government on this most vital of issues. The most recent IPCC report says we have only 12 years to radically act in order to prevent ‘climate change catastrophe’, but the truth is already natural disasters are getting worse, vast swathes of habitat have been lost, and people are dying. We need action now. More actions are planned for the upcoming weeks all around the country, see the @extinctionrebellion Instagram and FB page for more details. ✊🏼🌍🌿
great effort and passion from everyone that attended today!
1 71 hours ago
climate change effects us all, theres no better time to act than now!
1 62 hours ago
crop failure on a global scale is predicted to start affecting us all with a 1.5c temp rise world wide.. at the current rait we are predicted to have a 3 degree rise over the next 9 years, do you want your children to live in that world? the time to rise up is now.
California’s wildfires have burned more than twice as many acres as were burned by this time last year (847,588 compared to 316,707). As of Friday morning, the Camp fire has killed at least 63 people and burned over 6,000 homes ―making it the most destructive and deadliest fire in state history. The worst part? The science indicates that wildfire risk will likely increase in the future due to climate change. The worst fires have not happened yet.
At a press conference Wednesday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acknowledged wildfires are getting worse in California, though he neglected to mention the impact of climate change. “Fire season is getting longer, the temperatures are getting hotter,” said Zinke. “There’s a lot of reasons for a fire. Now is not the time to point fingers.”
Why does it matter? Zinke is a climate skeptic who has previously expressed doubts about the role of greenhouse gas emissions on global warming. President Trump has also blamed “poor forest management” for the fires sweeping the state, while threatening to pull federal funding. Firefighters, including the president of the California Professional Firefighters, responded saying his assertions were “dangerously wrong”.
I am crying, literally and figuratively. I landed in the Bay Area, stepped outside of the airport + my eyes began to tear immediately. Driving over the bridge, I couldn’t see more than a couple of cars in front of me. The typical expansive view from my Marin County home is nonexistent. Within hours, my throat has swelled, my voice scratchy, my nostrils burning, my eyes aggravated, my head aching. This tragedy is so much worse than anyone imagined — and were the blessed ones.
The air quality in my hometown of Mill Valley is currently 487 (typically in the 20s!! Out of a possible 500 scale!!). San Francisco is 358, ranked the worst in the world (yes, worse than the most polluted global cities in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, per one of the many apps I’ve been monitoring for days now). Breathing this air is equivalent to smoking multiple packs of cigarettes a day, exacerbating asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, chronic disease, even heart failure.
Schools are closed. Universities are closed. Offices are closed. Events are canceled. Outdoor activities are canceled. Sports are canceled. Gov, cities + health depts have issued warnings to stay indoors, monitor air quality, change filters + avoid time outside — for everyone, not only vulnerable kids, elderly + those with heart/lung disease or respiratory infections, for whom even short term exposure is exceedingly dangerous.
I saw every other driver wearing a mask in their cars, crossing guards with masks, people at the bus stop with masks, even grocery shoppers with masks indoors. Smoke mask searches are at the highest in Google’s history + most local stores have sold out of N95 masks needed to block toxic particulates.
We are 2 hours south of the blazing wildfires + face unparalleled, ongoing health risks. But we have our lives — and for that I am tremendously grateful. 63 people have died from the NorCal fire in/around the now leveled Paradise. 631 remain unaccounted for with most feared dead, as brave firefighters + first responders continue to battle flames on the front lines of the Camp Fire, as well as the still-raging Woolsey + Hill Fires in SoCal.
Stay vigilant, stay away, stay inside, stay safe.