imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

Strange Weather Getting More Strange

by Don Beck Friday, Jul. 20, 2007 at 8:42 AM

We can all remember in past years hearing of a large blizzard or a large storm that produced several tornadoes, or an area stricken by drought. Every year there was always one or two or three of these major weather occurrences. We were shocked but not unduly alarmed at the news.

Here is a list of weather events occurring in the recent past:

-Australia is experiencing the worst drought on record.
-Southwest US and Southeast US states experiencing worst drought
in 100 years.
-The strongest thunderstorm in recorded history (sustained winds of 65
mph) last year near St Louis, Mo.
-The first ever hurricane hit Brazil last year.
-2005 saw extremely large and numerous Atlantic hurricanes ( Katrina
and Rita).
-2006 saw extremely large and numerous typhoons in the west Pacific.
-2006 record year for wildfires in the US.
-In May a tornado over two miles wide wiped a town in Kansas off the map.
-This year Canada is experiencing record breaking wild fire season because
of record breaking drought during winter months.
-The first ever hurricane to hit Iran last month.
-Texas had 14 inches of rain within a 24 hour period, and this was in the
middle of a 20 day period of storms that hovered over the area causing massive
flooding.
- The current heat wave that stretches from coast to coast.
-And lets not forget snow in South Africa…

The deniers will note the snow in Africa and the cold snap that made headlines
this spring are proof that there is no global warming. But that is a naive thought
of someone who does not understand that global warming has not gotten to
the point that there won't be any cold weather anywhere.......although that is
the direction it is heading very quickly.

These odd and record breaking weather events of late are occurring with increasing
frequency.

That is what the climatologists told us years ago to expect. They said the
weather will push the envelope to extremes in every direction- droughts, floods,
cold snaps and snow events, heat waves....all of it.

No one can prove that any of these events are caused by global warming,
although you must admit that there is a strong possibility.

The climate change that the scientists are discovering is barely noticeable
except at the poles. Some are finding plants that are flowering several weeks
early and pine beetles are moving northward, but in general, people are
wondering what all the hype is about.

Undeniable-

There is another thing happening in the weather that is undeniably caused
by global warming. That is the increase in global and regional mean temperatures.
Global and regional mean temps are breaking, if not very close to breaking, nearly
every record last year and this year. This data is an average, so the increase in
temperature is not felt by us, and most people are vulnerable to the junk science
coming from the energy giants' confuse-the-public-campaign-so-we-can-continue-
making-these-astronomical-profits.

-Alps experiencing warmest time in 1,300 years.(1)
-2005 was the warmest year on record for the globe.(2)
-2006 WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR U.S.(3)
-2006 was warmest year [for England] since 1659 records began.(4)
-Warmest April on Record in U.S.(5)
-Global September Temperature Fourth Warmest on Record.(6)
-October Global Temperature 4th Warmest on Record.(7)
-Jan. 2007 was Warmest January in Netherlands in 300 years.(8)
-Jan. 2007 was the world's hottest January on record.(9)
-March Temperatures Second Warmest on Record for U.S.(10)
-Global April Surface Temperature Third Warmest on Record(11)
-Winter 2007 tied with 1998 as the warmest January-May period.(12)
-2007, The global average temperature was the second warmest on
record for the January-June six-month period.(13)
-11 of the 12 warmest years globally were the past 11 years.(14)

These news items and many, many more like them (15) are not being distributed by
the American corporate media. And so what we have in the US is a public who is so
uninformed and confused about the future of the climate that they don't take any
interest at all in the subject.

After seeing some disturbing reports a few years ago, I subscribed to google alerts for
"climate change" and "global warming". I must tell you that it has been quite alarming
to see the amount of reports from around the world like the ones listed that have never
made it to the US corporate media and consequently to the American Public's
understanding of the climate crisis.

It really is astonishing......and frightening when one sees that the glaciers that supply
fresh water to over 2 billion people are predicted to be mostly gone in a matter of a few
decades. The lead up to that event will be devastating and if CO2 is not in decline by
then, that is only the first havoc that will befall us from the slowly changing climate.

Sadly, it looks like it will take that calamity to happen for the American Public to
realize what those small numbers the scientists are telling us about, mean for the
world (i.e. 384 parts per nillion CO2 and 1.4 degree Fahrenheit warmer Global Mean
Temperature).

Don Beck

***********

1) Alps experiencing warmest time in 1,300 years
http://www.sciencenewsblog.com/cgi-bin/snblog.pl?snblog=1208061

2) NOAA REPORTS 2006 MARKED BY SEVERE HEAT WAVES, WIDESPREAD DROUGHT, WILDFIRES
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2006/dec06/noaa06-094.html

3) NOAA REPORTS 2006 WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR U.S.
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2007/jan07/noaa07-001.html

4) This year will be Britain's warmest since records began, say scientists
http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1971637,00.html

5) Warmest April on Record in U.S
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2006/may06/noaa06-058.html

6) ....GLOBAL SEPTEMBER TEMPERATURE FOURTH WARMEST ON RECORD
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2006/oct06/noaa06-075.html

7) ....OCTOBER GLOBAL TEMPERATURE 4TH WARMEST ON RECORD
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2006/nov06/noaa06-085.html

8) Warmest January in Netherlands in 300 years
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1077238

9) Tokyo sets snowless record
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Tokyo_Sets_Snowless_Record_999.html

10) MARCH TEMPERATURES SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD FOR U.S.....
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2007/apr07/noaa07-018.html

11) .... Global April Surface Temperature Third Warmest on Record

12) The global land-surface temperature was the highest for the month of May.....
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2007/jun07/noaa07-033.html

13) ...GLOBAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD SINCE JANUARY
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2007/jul07/noaa07-038.html

14) World Meteorological Organization, Page 7
http://www.wmo.ch/pages/publications/showcase/documents/WCN31_E.pdf

15) Why the Recent Climate Report Was So Harsh
http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2007/04/85020.shtml
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Local News

Los Angeles Stands Up for Women's Rights M10 9:25PM

American Flag Banned from UC Irvine M06 10:38PM

Conversations with 3 HOLES AND A SMOKING GUN M06 5:27PM

Indymedia and the Cyber Left M01 4:03PM

FEDS ALLOW LAWSUIT TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON TO PROCEED F27 8:18PM

Open Letter to LA indymedia re hardly any more comments F27 12:07PM

Time Warner Now Charging Customers For Over-The-Air Television F14 12:16PM

Sketchy Crusader Against Poor Brandishes Dildo at Council F13 7:23PM

March Against Air France J31 8:46PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

The Shortwave Report 03/27/15 Listen Globally! M26 5:03PM

Are Jewish students safe at the University of California? M26 4:16PM

Putin and Assad Address Western Imperialism M26 11:08AM

Secret US Intelligence on Yemen Compromised M26 8:41AM

More US-Sponsored Middle East Aggression M26 2:54AM

Meet Green elected school board members, Sunday, March 29 in LA - 4pm M26 2:36AM

Where is Geronimo M25 10:36PM

NJ Gov. Christie Claims Cannabis Legalization is "Blood Money" M25 7:40PM

Californians Shame Regulators For Teaching Big Oil How To Skirt Law and Pollute Our Water M25 5:28PM

how the fbi converts cops at every level (and citizens) into criminals. M25 2:56PM

Vaccines' Toxic Ingredients Fueled by Drug Company Liability Immunity And Greed M25 1:04PM

Seeing behind the Global iron Curtain. M25 12:10PM

US-Created Violence and Chaos in Yemen M25 10:57AM

Next "Star Wars" to score in Los Angeles for First Time in Franchise History M25 10:43AM

Israel Wants Iran Nuclear Deal Blocked M25 8:46AM

Hypocritical and Hippocratic Economic Policy in Europe M25 7:15AM

Heading for WW III M25 5:07AM

Cesar Chavez on Zionism M24 11:03PM

Paddington Creator Backs Campaign To Save Bear in Peru M24 5:12PM

City of Fullerton Conspires to Silence Free Press Following Hung Jury #LivestreamOnTria M24 5:04PM

fbi, police and the general public are an emerging criminal enterprize M24 1:21PM

Fbi and the public are an emerging criminal enterprize M24 12:22PM

The Clinton Crime Family M24 10:43AM

Fascist US House Members Declare War on Russia M24 8:53AM

Reelecting Israel's Greatest Con Man M24 5:37AM

President Obama Insults Intelligence of America’s Youth By Dictating Priorities M24 3:32AM

Paraphysique de homo sapiens numericus M24 12:49AM

Fbi commits high crimes under color of law M23 3:12PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy