Jul. 27th, 2016

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Sanders Says Climate Change Is a Central Election Issue: And Democratic leaders think younger voters will respond
PHILADELPHIA—Billionaire climate advocate Tom Steyer believes young Americans will cast more votes this year based on rising temperatures than in past presidential elections.

Climate change is already killing people: European heatwave caused by global warming in 2003 led to hundreds of deaths
- From June to August 2003 a heatwave in Europe led to hundreds of deaths
- New study shown a fifth of these were due to man-made climate change
- Climate change increased the risk of heat-related deaths in central Paris by around 70 per cent, the study found

NASA Says 2016 Hottest On Record So Far, Arctic Sea Ice Cover May Reach New Lows

Arctic sea ice crashes to record low for June

From mid-June onwards, ice cover disappeared at an average rate of 29,000 miles a day, about 70% faster than the typical rate of ice loss, experts say

Arctic sea ice: yet another record falls

A blanket of smoke from fires in Siberia is so huge it can be seen from nearly 1 million miles away in space

Satellite image of smoke from Siberian wildfires. (Source: NASA Worldview)

Millions of Dead Trees in the Sierra Nevadas Pose Unprecedented Fire Safety Hazard: SCE is working to mitigate the possible devastation caused by drought and beetle infestation, including wood chipping and removal of ‘zombie trees.’

There are an estimated 66 million dead trees in the southern Sierra Nevada. Jeffrey Moore of the Forest Service explains what it means for the region in the latest story in our series, Summer of Fire, on the state of California’s forests.

Good site: 66 Million Dead Trees, and more...

Lake Mead helps supply water to 25 million people. And it just hit a record low.

Water Knives in the Near Future — 16 Year Drought Brings Lake Mead To New Record Low


The Latest on California wildfires: Emergency Declared on 2 California Wildfires
Acting California Gov. Tom Torlakson has now declared a state of emergency for both major wildfires burning in the state.

Climate change comes to the DNC - POLITICO
Climate change will move to center stage at the Democrat National Convention tonight in the form of a 5-1/2 minute movie directed by James Cameron and Maria Wilhelm, narrated by Sigourney Weaver...

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries: Droughts and other extremes can cause dangerous economic shocks
See also the related stories on Syria/ Climate/ Refugees/ US Military planning.

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