The Hottest Summer of 2018: Killing Ourselves and Everything Else

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 31 July 2018


Climate-Driven Antrhopocene

The Hottest Summer of 2018: Killing Ourselves and Everything Else

Record Heat, Fires Worsened By Climate Change,
KQED, July 30, 2018.

Hottest Ever, Again

"Heat waves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again. Europe suffered its deadliest wildfire in more than a century, and one of nearly 90 large fires in the U.S. West burned dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of at least 37,000 people..."

"Flood-inducing downpours have pounded the U.S. East this week."

"’s all being made worse by human-caused climate change..."

“Weirdness abounds.”

Records Falling, again...

"Japan hit 106 degrees on Monday, its hottest temperature ever. Records fell in parts of Massachusetts, Maine, Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico and Texas. And then there’s crazy heat in Europe, where normally chill Norway, Sweden and Finland all saw temperatures they have never seen before on any date, pushing past 90 degrees.

"So far this month, at least 118 of these all-time heat records have been set or tied across the globe, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."

“We now have very strong evidence that global warming has already put a thumb on the scales, upping the odds of extremes like severe heat and heavy rainfall.”

Jet Stream Weird

"...experts say the jet stream — which dictates weather in the Northern Hemisphere — is again behaving strangely."

"The same jet stream pattern caused the 2003 European heat wave, the 2010 Russian heat wave and fires, the 2011 Texas and Oklahoma drought and the 2016 Canadian wildfires"

"...these extremes are “becoming more common because of human-caused climate change and in particular, the amplified warming in the Arctic.”

“The world is becoming warmer and so heat waves like this are becoming more common.”

Fires Going Crazy

"A devastating fire in Greece — with at least 86 fatalities — is the deadliest fire in Europe since 1900..."

"In the United States on Friday, there were 89 active large fires, consuming nearly 900,000 acres..."

"So far this year, fires have burned 4.15 million acres, which is nearly 14 percent higher than average over the past 10 years."


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