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Climate Research, 2018: Extreme Heat Expanding with the End of Cold

Climate Research, 2018: Extreme Heat Expanding with the End of Cold

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 29 November 2018


Extreme Heat Expanding with The End of Cold

Extreme heat increasing in both summer and winter,
American Geophysical Union, November 26, 2018.


Hotter Hots-Warmer "Colds"
“A new study shows extreme heat events both in the summer and in the winter are increasing across the U.S. and Canada, while extreme cold events in summer and winter are declining.”

Scope of Study
“...examined absolute extreme temperatures--high temperatures in summer and low temperatures in winter--but also looked at relative extreme temperature events--unusually cold temperatures and unusually warm temperatures throughout the year.”

Extreme Heat Rising Radically
“...both relative and absolute extreme heat events have increased across the US and Canada since 1980. This upward trend is greatest across the southern US, especially in the Ozarks and southern Arizona, as well as northern Quebec. That means there are more extremely hot days during the summer as well as more days that are considered extremely hot for the time of year, like abnormally warm days in the winter.”

A Greater Danger
“...temperature extremes pose a greater ecological risk to many species than average warming.”

The Greater Danger
“...one of the first to explore relative extreme temperature events, which are changing more rapidly than absolute temperature extremes, and can have important implications for the environment, agriculture and human health.”

“...we've also seen that extreme temperatures that are really anomalous for the time of year can have a high impact--these relative extremes are important and underappreciated,"

Time Scale
“...how they have changed from 1980-2016.”

The New Abnormal
“Relative extreme temperature events are changing faster than absolute extreme events, and often occur outside of seasonal norms...”

“Out-of-season extreme temperatures can cause early thaws in mild winters or catch vulnerable populations unprepared and unacclimated.”

Not Extreme Arctic
“Across parts of the Arctic, extreme cold events have become almost entirely nonexistent and increasingly difficult to identify, according to the researchers.”

Phrenology Probs
"Relative temperature anomalies can trigger what are called phenological mismatches, where a mismatch in the temperature and the season can cause trees to bloom too early and birds and insects to migrate before there is appropriate food."


The End of Cold

This increase in Winter Temperatures has been happening for a long time, in lockstep with the increase in the length and temperature of Summer. I began noticing declines in the snowpack as the brush began sticking above the snowpack, where and when it had traditionally been buried under the Winter snowpack, in the High Sierra, during the mid-90’s.


The End of Cold

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The End of Cold, 2018: Arctic Mountain Glaciers Melting Rapidly

The End of Cold, 2018: Ice Caps Racing Away

Killing the Planet: End of Cold, Glaciers are Crashing

The End of Cold: McMurdo Dry Valleys Unique Environment Threatened

The Trend Continues: Everything Melting, The End of Cold

Global Warming Avalanches: Here Comes the Himalayan Ice



Climate Change: Ice News, Radical Reduction in Bridge Glacier, Alaska

ARCTIC ICE, 2018: Beauford Sea Instability Points to Arctic Ocean Transformation




East Antarctic Breakdown: The Totten Glacier is Melting



Two New Climate Analysis: Short Term, A New Form of Climate Analysis. Long Term: Crashing Through Tipping Points



Bad Timing


Climate Change News: Nature Losing its Integrated Timing; Life no longer supporting itself

Timing Changes of Seasons Ripping the Timing of Life Apart, Deep Relationships of the "Engines of Life" are Disassembling Themselves

The Timing and Character of Seasons have Changed: Nature-Ecosystems-Watersheds Crash


Timing of Life Changing with Changing Seasons: Birds Paying the Price



Eco-Crash News: Everything is Changing, Timing of migration is changing for songbirds on the Pacific coast


HEATED CACTUS THREATENS HUMMERS: Desert Migrations Threatened by Shifted Blooming Time




Heatwave Heaven

July 2018

NORTH HEMISPHERE HEATWAVE, Everything Frying: Three Articles, UPDATED

Everything Frying:

Three Articles

July 2018

US, Europe, & SoCal All Frying, Heatwaves, Fires, Records, & More Coming

Article 1> Southeast Frying

Article 2> World Frying

Article 3> SoCal Frying

The N Hemisphere is on Fire

Fire & Heat Links


Heat Waves
News & Research Recently


KARMA IS COMING: Global Warming Will Fry the Whole Middle East



Extreme Weather Increasing

Melbourne and Sydney should prepare for 123 degrees F.

What a year: Extreme heat, rain, record number of 100-degree days

Scripps says climate change may represent "existential" threat to humanity

Continuing Hottest Records Shattered


Chaotic Weather bears "fingerprints" of Climate Change

Tahoe Cooking

Record Temps Human Caused

2015-2016 clearly warmer than any other year





Eco Crash News, 2018: Our Rapidly Shifting Seasons and Ecosystems





November 2018 News of Man & Nature






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