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Climate Change is Here and Now, NOAA Report Warns

by Nadia Prupis, staff writer - Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - Common Dreams - See graphics!
Last year's record heat was fueled by a combination of the effects of global warming and one of the strongest El Niño events on record since at least 1950. (Photo: Project LM/flickr/cc)
Environmental records of all kinds are being shattered as climate change takes effect in real time...

Greenhouse gases highest on record.
Global surface temperature highest on record.
Sea surface temperatures highest on record.
Global upper ocean heat content highest on record.
Global sea level highest on record.
Extremes were observed in the water cycle and precipitation.

Scorching Global Temps Astound Climate Scientists
As wildfire rages in California, flooding affects millions in India and China, and eggs are fried on sidewalks in Iraq, global climate catastrophe is surpassing predictions...

"What concerns me most is that we didn't anticipate these temperature jumps," David Carlson, director of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) climate research program, told Thompson Reuters Foundation late Monday. "We predicted moderate warmth for 2016, but nothing like the temperature rises we've seen."

Climate Change Fingerprints Are All over California Wildfires
Blazes have reportedly risen 500 percent on public lands since the late 1970s

The Sand Fire burning in California's Santa Clarita Valley in July. Credit: Kevin Gill via Flickr CC by 2.0

Same (top) report - via Daily Mail:  Scientists reveal annual physical of our planet - and warn it is not good news

Seen from space: eight days of a blazing California wildfire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54dJ6w8WZwI&feature=youtu.be

History? - NorthEast heatwave during Demoncratic Primary - oh wait we're caught in another one! - Heat wave and drought shows no signs of slowing down - (View).

Climate change crisis as researchers reveals Lake Tahoe is warming 15 times faster than expected - (View).

Alma Matters - Giant forest fires exterminate spotted owls, long-term study finds
Could periodic forest thinning and prescribed burns intended to prevent dangerous "megafires" help conserve owls in the long run? Or are those benefits outweighed by their short-term harm to owls? The answer depends in part on just how big and bad the fires are, according to a new study.

Once-in-a-Millenium Rainfall Descends on Maryland, Killing 2: 'It looks like a war zone'

Greenland's glacier lost a trillion tonnes of ice between 2011 and 2014 - twice as much as the prior two decades

Watch the shocking moment the Earth WOBBLES: Remarkable footage shows weird phenomenon caused by leaking methane

Warm ocean current reaches surprisingly far south in the Antarctic Weddell Sea

Democrats and anything but global warming! - Global marine life die-off accelerates as we fight over a rigged political system

Global warming really COULD leave you hot-headed: Scientists say scorching year long temperatures make people violent

Could climate change lead to a WAR? Global warming will increase the risk of armed conflict between ethnic groups

Global surface temperature in 2015 easily beat the previous record holder, 2014, for the title of warmest year in the modern instrument record. The long-term warming trend of the surface and lower atmosphere continued. (Image: NOAA)

A new interactive tool from the NOAA shows how the two scenarios could play out, revealing the predicted trends up to the end of the century. The map shows how there will be a spike in the number of days above 95 degrees in 2090 if emissions continue to rise, with dark red indicating more than 225

The interactive 'Climate Explorer' map that lets you see exactly how global warming will affect your city!
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