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Our Crashing Climate News, October thru December, 2017 | High Sierra Backpacker

Our Crashing Climate News, October thru December, 2017

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 03 October 2017





 October thru December

Updated Daily 

December 20


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.

Blooming, feeding, mating, and migration patterns of all living things are changing around the world.

Here we track the obvious and the subtle human affects on Nature. The club and the knife, if you will.








December 20

First Storm Since the Second

Despite rain, December tracking to be one of driest on record



Not an Improving Situation

Improved Climate Modeling Sees the Grim Future of the US: More Extremes Here



All Signs Turning Bad

Clarifying Antarctic Instability Opens Door of Global Disaster




December 18


Trad Weather Gone

33% Chance for Normal Precip


Trad Weather Gone

Skiers Need New Sport



The Deserved Payoff

More Megafires, Winter Megafires Too



And It's Getting Worse

Choking off the Rain Cycle for Flooding?




December 16

Freak Weather News
The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge

What It Is, How It's Changing, Where It Leads




December 14

Changing Timing and Character of Seasons

Dire Consequences Follow...



Laying the Odds of Megadrought Destruction

The "Bottom Line"




December 13

Harvey a Harbinger

A Future of Super Charged Storms Rises




December 12

SoCal Fire
A Nasty Mixture of Aerosols and Gases

Natural and CO2 Satellite Views, Fire & Smoke Resources




December 11

Ring of Fire

Now a Ring of Forest Fire

California Leads the Way to Environmental & Social Destruction




December 7

Degrading California Environment

Northern California abalone numbers crashing

Why 2017’s record wildfire season keeps getting worse




December 6

Everything is Changing

Pacific Songbird Migration Changing



It's Worse than We Thought 

Observed Changes track most dire Climate-Change Models




December 5

Our Dying Planet

California Chapter: Three Stories

Melting Sea Ice brings California Droughts

The Big Blocking Ridge an Existential Threat 

Snow Line moving Upmountain in Sierra


Crashing Ecosystems Everywhere 

End of the Line for the Sumatran Tiger?




December 4

The Western US Climate Already Changed 

Measuring the Effects




December 1

Vast Pacific Ocean Ecosystems Breaking Down 

Abalone Collapse with Kelp Forests




November 30


Methane Madness

Precision Analysis of Cow Farts, Farting




November 29

The REAL DRIVER of Species & Ecosystem Destruction

The Corporate Growth Machine of Death focuses on ESA




November 22

20 Years of Global Weather in 2.5 Minutes




Hanging on Under Diminishing Habitat Shadows

Species may appear deceptively resilient to climate change



Blowing Bubbles

Worldwide increase in methane bubbles due to climate change




November 20


The Past Foretells the Future: Anthro-Climatology

Weather Disaster Followed Ancient Warming Event




November 17

Climate Threatens Economy 

If So, the Corporates will Kill It...er...



Ma Nature
Locked & Loaded 
Climate change impacts already locked in




November 15

Warmth Warping the World

Changing Storm Tracks in Warming World




November 13

Global Weather Disaster Growing

The Wages of Irresponsible Growth

25th Anniversary of "World Scientist Warning to Humanity"



Our Self-Created Climate Meltdown Future 

Karma Comes A-Calling, California!



Our Karma will be Costly

Climate change temperatures suggests more death to come



More Big Storms Coming

Texas' 100 year Harvey-scale event to every 5 years by end of century




November 10

Weird Weather: Heat Wave-a-topia

More Heat Waves Coming


The Personal Effect
27 ways Heat Waves can kill you


Systematic Effect
Specific Species Dying Rapidly Wild pheasant disappearing in California


Climate Change Bad for the Everything, then the Birds
Changes in flowering, fruiting affecting bird abundance, activities


Trees Keep Taking a Beating

Killing the Pinion Pines in the US Southwest 



What it All Means

I love the Daily Mail & Brit Tabs

Hawking: Soaring populations and increased energy demands will cause catastrophe




November 7

The Climate has Already Changed...

It is Our Fault



Climate Change Reshaping Alpine Wildflower Communities

Reshaping Alpine Wildflower Communities



Political Efforts to Invalidate the Endangered Species Act

Killing Endangered Species




November 2

One Filth Offsetting Another

Climate Change vs. The Ozone Hole

Godzilla vs. Mothra?




November 1

Can Coral Make the Climate Change Cut?

Unlikely, but not Impossible




October 26

Killing the Planet One City at a Time

People eventually Pay the Piper
Cape Town Going Dry



Climate Radically Changing

Euro Projections and Observations Lining Up



Another Sacrifice on the Alter of Greed

Slow Death for Lemurs




October 24

Hiding in Plain Sight

GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses




October 20

Environmentalists Sue

The Trend Continues: Everything Melting, The End of Cold

Question: Does Nature has a "Right to Life?"




October 19

 Insect Populations Crashing in Germany




October 17

High Altitude Ecosystems Disappearing





October 16

The Big Threat

 Two Stories
Not Fires, but Ignorance and Greed
The Consequences
US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires




October 13

2017 Sea Ice Minimum and Arctic Summer Information

End of the Summer Melt, 8th Lowest of 13 Measured




October 9

Big-League Seasonal Changes

"Fate of the North American monsoon is quite uncertain"




October 5

Our Hot as Holy Hell New World

"Change you can Believe In"

Melbourne and Sydney should prepare for 122-degree Fahrenheit summer days




October 2

Super Hot Summer of 2017:
A Year of Weather Extremes

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



Super wet Winter & Spring of 2017

 A crazy water year ended Saturday









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