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Climate Change is Wiping Out California Salmon

The planet is warming. And that's not good news for salmon in California. The persistent heat is causing the water temperature in the rivers to soar. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) confirmed that there will be a…

Could Cargo Ships Go Back to Using Sails

Cargo shipping is the backbone of the world economy.  But cargo ships pollute a lot because they use large engines that burn lots of fossil fuels.  A French company is proposing a green solution to the problem: sails. Neoliner has…

Yet More Evidence of Global Warming

Check out this chart - put out by climate scientist @ZLabe. It shows the land temperatures in June over the mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere over the last 120 years. Check out 2021.  Sobering indeed...

Columbia is Getting Hotter

Here in Columbia, our temperatures are rising.  Over the last 40 years, we're averaging 17 more days where the heat index reaches at least 90°.  From Climate Central: "Heat is the #1 weather-related killer in the U.S., and climate change…

June: Hottest on Record in the United States

From NOAA:  @NOAASatellitePA " The U.S. just sweltered through its hottest June on record—breaking the record set in June 2016, according to experts at @NOAANCEIclimate..." Read more here: https://www.noaa.gov/news/june-2021-was-hottest-june-on-record-for-us

Update: Tropical Storm Elsa

Tropical Storm Elsa will deliver a solid rain storm for us overnight Wednesday into early Thursday. Expect 2-3 inches of rain – that’ll cause some localized street flooding. Winds will gust to around 40 mph. That will produce a few…

Update: Tropical Storm Elsa

Tropical Storm Elsa will deliver a solid rain storm for us overnight Wednesday into early Thursday. Expect 2-3 inches of rain – that’ll cause some localized street flooding. Winds will gust to around 40 mph. That will produce a few…

Tropical Storm Elsa Headed Our Way

Tropical Storm Elsa will deliver a solid rain storm for us overnight Wednesday into early Thursday. Expect 2-3 inches of rain - that'll cause some localized street flooding. Winds will gust to around 40 mph. That will produce a few…

Elsa Intensifies to a Hurricane

Elsa has strengthened to a hurricane and it's still headed towards the southeastern US. The best estimate at this point is that we'll see some rain on Wednesday from what's left of Elsa. As you know, these situations are very…

New Tropical Storm Getting Started

A new tropical storm is forming in the Atlantic. It's still more than 2500 miles away from the Florida coast. But it needs to be watched. On the current forecast track, it would be near the south coast of Florida…

Canada: All-Time Record High Set for 3rd Day in a Row

The heatwave in the west is, in a word, unprecedented. Canada set all-time highs on 3 successive days - topping out today at 121°!  And yes this is Global Warming.  For comparison Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) posted the following tweet. "Another…

Largest Hailstone in Texas History

Scientists have confirmed that a thunderstorm in April produced the largest hailstone on record for Texas. The hailstone was more than 6 inches in diameter and weighed 1.26 pounds. For comparison, a softball is less than 4 inches in diameter…

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