April and May 2017: Watching the New World Weather Emerge


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 29 March 2017

CHANGING WEATHER NEWS

April
and 
May of 2017

Updated April 27

The transitions between seasons, their basic character, their timing, temp, and humidity transitions have all changed. The directions from which the seasonal winds blow have changed. These changes are reverberating through and disrupting webs of life that wrap around the whole planet.

LAST MONTHS' CLIMATE NEWS

 

Updated

April 27

Chaos at all levels of Ocean Life

Rising carbon dioxide levels, ocean acidity may change crucial marine process,
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, April 27, 2017.

 


Ocean warming to cancel increased CO2-driven productivity,
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE, April 27, 2017.

Want to stop this? Then understand that we must end all our offshore-manufacturing in dirty countries. We must stop expanding our population yesterday.

Previously
Bacteria engineered the O2 atmosphere, could they take it away?

 

 

April 26

Extreme weather linked to greenhouse gases, global warming, Stanford study says,
Mercury News, April 25, 2017.

 

STUDY: MAN-MADE EXTREME WEATHER HAS HIT ALL OVER THE WORLD,
AP, April 24, 2017.

 

Global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms, study shows,
CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY, April 26, 2017.

 


Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variability,
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, April 24, 2017.

See
North Africa and Middle East expected to Roast

 

 

April 20

OH, MY ACHING PLANET

Water is streaming across Antarctica,
THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, April 19, 2017.


Arctic river ice deposits rapidly disappearing,
AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, April 18, 2017.


Ocean current dumps plastic in remote Arctic waters,
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, April 19, 2017.


Can barnacle geese predict the climate?
NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY (NIOO-KNAW), April 18, 2017.


Canary in the kelp forest,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - DAVIS, April 18, 2017.
 

The Hits Just Keep Coming! Well, record after record...

 

NOAA: 2nd Hottest March on Record. When Was the last Below Average Month??
AGU Blogosphere, April 19, 2017.

 

 

April 19

STOP HITTING YOURSELF:
20% !
Study on impact of climate change on snowpack loss in Western US
DOE/LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY, April 18, 2017.

 

 

April 17

Whoa
Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappear,
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017.

 

 

April 13

Sea-level rise in California could be catastrophic, study says,
SF Crate, April 12, 2017.

 

 

ENDANGERED RIGHT WHALES DELIVER FEWEST BIRTHS IN 17 YEARS,
AP, April 12, 2017.

 

 

April 10

Humans Drive Change
Greenhouse gas effect caused by mangrove forest conversion is quite significant,
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, April 10, 2017.

We need to get below the population level required to support industrial-factory-corporate agricultural.

 


Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets,
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, April 10, 2017.

No it can't. No restrictions on massive demographic growth will happen under our current corporate captivity. The corporates put on a good show, & do good "Green PR," but their program is full speed ahead with both domestic and global "growth," which is, has, and will be the driver of planetary weather destruction. What they are saying and what they are doing are two completely different things.

We require qualatative, not quanatative growth. That's impossible under our current regime.


Our corporate leadership must be put aside to first restore our democracy, only then can we honestly address our environment, and the sick character of our relationship with it, with each other, and with the whole world. We can fix this.

How? Simple: Zero Bribes. Let's make bribery illegal! How about that!

The central corruption, the greed that drives our political corruption, is the real "engine" of our "growth" that must first be controlled before we can check environmental degradation. All the rest is talk, smoke, mirrors, and corporate bullshit. The biggest lying pigs wear the greenest lipstick.

Trust Me. Saddam has WMD...

Our growth model is an expression of corruption, and ultimately, evil. It must be reformed to a superior goal than focusing and serving human greed. Let's remove the obvious, open bribery and corruption. 

Punishing, rather than rewarding greed, cheating, criminal behavior, and corruption in politics, society, and our economy are just the first, but possibly the most important steps we could take towards our goals:

Being honest and acting honestly. Following our own rules. That'd surprise everyone!

Identifying the problem is the first step. It's about time we finally did, and addressed the sources of our problems, rather than their byproducts.

 

 

April 8

By 2100, we could be recreating a 50 million-year-old climate,
Ars Technica, April 6, 2017.

 

 

April 6 

Blob Mom
Scientists link California droughts and floods to distinctive atmospheric waves,
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, April 6, 2017.

The Blob

More Blob

 


Big Changes Just STARTING
The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic,
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, April 6, 2017.

 

LAND, SEA, & AIR,
MA NATURE'S WILD RIDE:
Buckle up! Climate change to increase severe aircraft turbulence,
INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, April 6, 2017.

 

 

Salmon Getting Pounded
State panel may make river fishing closure permanent,
Record Searchlight, April 4, 2017.

Earlier

 

 

April 3, 2017  

The Big Melt: Here it comes; most reservoirs should be fine,
Recordnet, March 31, 2017.

 

A more realistic assesment:
March 8 Weather Possibilities & Future Flooding Prospects 
The KEY Question:
Where Will the High Go?

The Tropical Transport Mechanism may yet bring warm rains to the Sierra Crest.

 

 

There’s More Than One Trouble in the Mountains:
RADICAL TRANSITIONS BRING FLOODING & DROUGHT
SKY, LAND. WATER, & PEOPLE WOES

The Dept. of Reap what you Soe

FLOODING & DROUGHT 

FLOODING
Swiss Cheese Valley
Melting snowpack and sinking land threaten Valley communities with flooding,
Sac Bee, April 1, 2017.

Getting that sinking feeling? Good, because It's REAL. Your Valley is…
Subsiding

 

 

DROUGHT

Trump, Western storms cast uncertainty on Colorado River,
Vegas Sun, April 3, 2017.

The Situation
We’ve packed millions and millions of the “consumers” of the world into the vast deserts where we built the vast megacities of LA, Tuscon, Pheonix, and so on. This growth has itself sparked climate change which is in mid-process of eliminating the far-distant water sources these vast megacities, full of what our government calls “consumers,” depend upon. We have literally sucked our skies, then our lands dry. Now the pedelum of our weather has swung from extreme drought to extreme flooding.

What are we going to do? 

Background

Warming changes Colorado River

Colorado River Shrinking

20 more years for Glen Canyon Dam

In the face of extreme changes in the character of Nature and solid research showing vast instability and change in our climate, continuing our current path of unrestricted growth defines irresponsibility.

 

 

April 1

Watching a Lifetime of Decline
Unprecedented delay in California abalone season shuts down North Coast in April,
Press Democrat, April 1, 2017.

Salmon taking a beating, too. 

 

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