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EXTREME WEATHER: Audit: ‘Confusion’ threatens FEMA resilience projects

Puerto Rico is facing roadblocks from the federal government that could discourage communities across the United States from using disaster funds to improve climate resilience, according to a federal auditor.

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024 – KPRC Click2Houston

GENEVA – The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday. The World Meteorological Organization said forecasts suggest there’s a 20% chance that…

The End Is Nigh! Revisiting The Climate Dumpster Fire

In November 2009, the Hadley Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Britain* was hacked, releasing thousands of files suggesting a covert mega-operation to propagate an “anthropogenic global warming” myth. The evidence showed that data was tampered…

Alaskan volcano linked to mysterious period with extreme climate in ancient Rome

(University of Copenhagen) The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery. Now, an international team, including researchers from the University of Copenhagen, has found evidence suggesting that the megaeruption of an Alaskan volcano may be to blame.

NASA infrared data shows Cristina strengthening

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite revealed better organization and colder cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Cristina, indications that the storm was strengthening.

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024 – ABC News

The U.N. weather agency says the world could see average global temperatures rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years By NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press July 9,…

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Global warming and ice sheet melting: Portents of a Younger dryas-like stadial event

Global warming and ice sheet melting: Portents of a Younger dryas-like stadial event by Andrew Glikson Linear climate projections by the IPCC are difficult to reconcile with the paleoclimate evidence of stadial cooling events which closely succeeded warming peaks, including…

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DIPLOMACY: This group warned about warming in 1989. It still is

A 54-nation coalition is using the COVID-19 pandemic to research the impact of lower emissions on the environment. It is also scrambling to prepare the Caribbean for more violent weather and lay the groundwork for success at next year’s international climate change negotiations.

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EXTREME WEATHER: Rising seas a bigger threat than intensifying rain

The nation’s flood risk will become increasingly concentrated along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in the next 30 years, according to a major new analysis that de-emphasizes the threat of inland flooding along rivers and in cities.

Aquaculture’s role in nutrition in the COVID-19 era

(American University) A new paper from American University examines the economics of an aquaculture industry of the future that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable and nutritious for the nearly 1 billion people worldwide who depend on it.