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a family is walking on the beach in malibu ca, watching the large surf after an atmospheric river had made landfall the day before dumping nearly 4 inches of rain in february 2017-
by nasa: according to a new nasa-led study shows that climate change is likely to intensify extreme weather events known as atmospheric rivers across most of the globe by the end of this century, while slightly reducing their number.
the new study projects atmospheric rivers will be significantly longer and wider than the ones we observe today, leading to more frequent atmospheric river conditions in affected areas.
the results also show that the frequency of the most intense atmospheric river storms is projected to nearly double.
atmospheric rivers are long, narrow jets of air that carry huge amounts of water vapor from the tropics to earth's continents and polar regions. these "rivers in the sky" typically range from 250 to 375 miles (400 to 600 kilometers) wide and carry as much water -- in the form of water vapor -- as about 25 mississippi rivers. when an atmospheric river makes landfall, particularly against mountainous terrain (such as the sierra nevada and the andes), it releases much of that water vapor in the form of rain or snow. #california#californinalandscape#malibu#nasa#climatechange#waves#pacificocean ##nasaclimatechange#globalwarming
Photo by georgina goodwin @ggkenya for @everydayclimatechange. .
coal provides around 20% of the world’s primary energy demand, contributing to global warming through direct emissions when burned, but also through that are released during the process of mining coal from under the earth’s surface. changing climatic conditions impact mining directly affecting operations and performance, and indirectly through security of supplies and rising energy costs. both climate change and coal mining adversely affect the local communities through worsening droughts, polluted water sources and issues of safety, incomes and of human rights.
here in southern zambia there is extensive mining of many resources. the zambian government has leased this community land to a chinese coal mining company whose underground blasting has caused this whole area to cave in releasing emissions, and now filled with polluted water (photo2). worsening droughts and a lowered water table because of the blasting means there is no clean water in the shallow wells (photo3).
unfortunately mining plays an indispensable role in economic development and for developing countries like zambia and the world this is a major concern. can they continue developing and still uphold the paris climate agreement?
on assignment for @oxfam who are working in southern zambia advocating for local communities.
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Photo by amnon gutman @gutmanen for @everydayclimatechange. paris during sunset, at the end of a very warm spring day, france. this rapid-fire sequence of extreme heat waves is not a trend that is going to end any time soon. a study late last year found that in just the last 10 to 15 years heat waves like this have become 10 times more likely—mostly due to human-caused climate change. the world meteorological organization and the world health organization, both united nations organizations, issued their first-ever joint guidelines for dealing with the expected rise in heat waves and their increasing impact on public health. “heatwaves have emerged as an important hydrometeorological hazard and will remain so, given projected changes in the frequency of extreme heat events associated with human-induced climate change,” the u.n. text warned. @climatechange @globalwarming@climatechange france
Photo by ashley crowther @ashleycrowtherorg for @everydayclimatechange: a woman passes through the buddhist stupas on kunzum la pass at 4590m, india. this particular road that cuts through kunzum la and the himalayas is not supposed to be open until mid-june due of heavy snowfall and ice. however, this year the pass and road opened much earlier on may 6.
over much of the himalaya the 2017/2018 winter was extremely mild and had little snowfall. this reduction of snowfall along with warming temperatures is a trend that is sweeping across the himalayas due to climate change. the reduction of snowfall and warming temperatures on the ‘roof of the world’ is impacting scores of communities and their water resources. on a larger scale, these warming temperatures are leading to the retreat of glaciers across the mountains that will have long-term impacts on water resources for megacities that lay far downstream.
Photo by john novis @johnnovis for @everydayclimatechange
a tibetan nomadic family (grandmother, mother and two daughters) outside their new home after moving recently to a new housing project on the tibet plateau. climate change and overgrazing increasing grassland degradation has deprived them of their livelihood and traditional way of life. the chinese government has supplied electrical appliances—tv, stove, and furniture, with each household getting 6000 rmb subsidy. their house forms part of a new compound with a planned 105 households presently being constructed. in the last 30 years, the region has lost 17% of its glaciers and the rate of melting ice is now 10 times faster than it has been for the previous 300 years. environmental study in the region identifies further problems linked to climate change including: dried lakes, advancing deserts, subsidence from melted permafrost, soil erosion and threatened species such as the tibetan lynx and snow leopard.
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a day at the beach in baseco slum at the mouth of the pasig river, where these waters contain human waste, including antibiotic resistant bacteria, even heavy metals into manila bay. it is hard to imagine a less healthy place to swim. baseco slum, manila, philippines.
on maplecroft's climate change vulnerability index, manila ranks as the world's second most vulnerable city to climate change. manila's tondo is manila's district most vulnerable to climate change-induced sea rises, storm surges from increasingly strong typhoons and earthquake trigger tsunami. it has a population density of nearly 78,000 people per square km (202,800 ppl/sq mi), according to a 2009 cornell university report. (note: manhattan has a population density of 26,939/km2 [69,771/sq mi].) #climatechange #globalwarming#education #environmentalawareness#philippines#baseco #middleschool#paris#france#jameswhitlowdelano#everydayclimatechange
Image by @sean_gallagher_photo a girl carries sugarcane in a cattle camp near the town of latur. sugar cane has been blamed by many for being one of the factors contributing to drought conditions in the region as it requires high amounts of water during its growth. failed rains have left farmers unable to grow this profitable crop, leaving many in financial trouble. ••• in the summer of 2016, wells had run dry in the city as parts of india experienced record drought as a result of consecutive failed monsoons. global temperature records were broken each month in 2016 and india itself recorded its highest temperature of 51c. in conjunction with el nino effects, this caused extreme environmental stresses in large parts of the country. ••• the state of maharashtra was identified as the country’s worst affected area where up to 15,000 villages were believed to be without water. ••• as global temperatures continue to rise, the record drought of 2016 is predicted to be a recurring event in a country that is struggling to adapt to a warming world. ••• #everydayclimatechange#everydayeverywhere#asia#india#maharashtra#latur#drought#climatechange
Photo by georgina goodwin @ggkenya for @everydayclimatechange.
the galana river in kenya in tsavo national park, in december 2017 and april 2018. this flood destroyed nine safari camps on thursday, april 26, 2018. kenya’s current seasonal rains have been devastating with the kenya red cross (krc) reporting nearly 300,000 displaced people and 158 killed. climate change is being blamed but how much is it really the cause? scientists with the world weather attribution wwa programme have begun analysing the unusually intense rainfall to determine whether human-induced long-term climate change is playing a role but there are major factors increasing the risk of floods such as massive unplanned urban growth, lack of accountability and political neglect for pre-emptive measures. ecosystems such as wetlands, rivers, forests, lakes and dams, which could play an important role in moderating the effect of floods, continue to deteriorate, and illegal construction and encroachment have slowed the ability of the land to rescind the intensity of floods. there is no doubt that we are affecting our planet in many horrendous ways - sea temperatures are rising, corals are bleaching - but when we talk of ‘climate change’ we must connect it to our issues accurately so that we can continue to address our problems correctly.
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