Photos from Climate Impacts Day

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:06 PM GMT en Mayo 06, 2012

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On Saturday, May 5, the activist group 350.org, founded by Bill McKibben, launched a new effort to "connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather." They declared May 5 Climate Impacts Day, and coordinated an impressive global effort of nearly 1,000 events in 100 countries to draw attention to the links between climate change and extreme weather. Their new climatedots.org website aims to get people involved to "protest, educate, document and volunteer along with thousands of people around the world to support the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis." Below are photos from some of the many events on Climate Impacts Day as archived on the climatedots.org website. It is remarkable to view the slide show on their web site and see the degree of global participation this event had; 350.org has created a dedicated and creative global climate movement that will be a major force to reckon with in the coming years.


Figure 1. Volunteers in the city of Salvador, Brazil, have connected the dots have and drawn people's attention to sea level rise and what it impacts in our life.


Figure 2. Madaba, Jordan. "Drops (of water) are dots of hope". A beautiful message from King's Academy in drought-prone Jordan.


Figure 3. Activists hold a banner in front of a damaged coral reef in the vulnerable Marshall Islands. Rising temperatures and increased CO2 uptake are raising the acidity of the ocean, which bleaches and ultimately kills fragile coral reefs.


Figure 4. One thousand students in Bekaa, Lebanon make their dots into the wheels of a giant bicycle to raise awareness about the threat of air pollution, and to advocate for bike lanes.


Figure 5. In 2009, at 17,785 feet in Bolivia's Cordillera Oriental was the Chacaltaya Glacier. Before its unexpected melting, it was home to Bolivia's only ski resort and the first tow-rope ever to be built in South America. Today all that remains is a rocky mountain-top that only receives seasonal snowfall. Photo by Lauren Farnsworth.


Figure 6. Ausable Valley, NY, USA: Young people in New York understand the first-hand impacts of climate change. Hurricane Irene, the third five-hundred-year climate event in the last twelve months, devastated communities in the region and pummeled the beachfront with debris.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

Do you have a link to that site?

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There is a continued upward trend in the SOI...i don't know how long it will last
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306. xcool
brb later
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The long range GFS has "Aletta" exiting our view as a hurricane.

Second run now.


Do you have a link to that site?
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Quoting Skyepony:
Something happened to the live cameras at Fukushima..


Probably either a VLC or CCD/CMOS failure.
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301. xcool
2012 hurricane season going to be very quite interesting .
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
Hi Nigel. Hopefully,the flu goes away rapidly. I am posting bad news from Puerto Rico as a man was carried away by a raging river in interior PR.

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Thanks much TWpr...that's very sad condolence to his family
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Quoting Xyrus2000:


They have. Unfortunately the manufactured FUD machine is far better funded than any scientific organization can ever hope to be. For example, Exxon makes more money in one fiscal quarter than is spent on NASA, NOAA, and the NSF for a year. And that's just Exxon.

The PR firms employed to discredit the science are some of the same ones that were used to try and discredit the science behind smoking, asbestos, acid rain, and ozone depletion. They've been doing this sort of thing for decades, they get paid quite a lot for what they do, and they do it very well.

Scientists do not have the time, money, nor interest in waging an all out PR campaign.

Agreed
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The long range GFS has "Aletta" exiting our view as a hurricane.

Second run now.

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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


these occurences have been happening for awhile now since the blackbirds fell from the sky after midnight jan 1 2011 and just like then and now we still not know why

Quoting nigel20:
May 6, 2012 SST Anomaly


No indication whether this is the cause, but Peru's coast is about 2C warmer than normal, and has been since the beginning of the year when a warm pool of surface water collected north of Chile.
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Hi Nigel. Hopefully,the flu goes away rapidly. I am posting bad news from Puerto Rico as a man was carried away by a raging river in interior PR.

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Here's a compilation of various video snippets of the Japan tornado, including one very close POV shot:

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Quoting EugeneTillman:


Why?

When will the majority of scientists get on board with this dangerous AGW issue and relay the message to the media? I mean, it's important, right?


They have. Unfortunately the manufactured FUD machine is far better funded than any scientific organization can ever hope to be. For example, Exxon makes more money in one fiscal quarter than is spent on NASA, NOAA, and the NSF for a year. And that's just Exxon.

The PR firms employed to discredit the science are some of the same ones that were used to try and discredit the science behind smoking, asbestos, acid rain, and ozone depletion. They've been doing this sort of thing for decades, they get paid quite a lot for what they do, and they do it very well.

Scientists do not have the time, money, nor interest in waging an all out PR campaign.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

I'm not too good at posting model maps :) I wouldn't get to excited... Long ways out, lots can change.


Oh Ik I jut wanna see it but don't worry about it.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

I don't think it will become anything too special... Hope you feel better! I had the flu once a couple years ago... NOT fun!

Thanks much...you're right about that
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Quoting nigel20:

Good evening all.....what's the forecast for one 94S? I'm feeling weak because have the Flu...i can't tell when was the last time that I had the Flu

I don't think it will become anything too special... Hope you feel better! I had the flu once a couple years ago... NOT fun!
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Quoting weatherh98:


Could u post the strongest part of thr run?

I'm not too good at posting model maps :) I wouldn't get to excited... Long ways out, lots can change.
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Quoting PedleyCA:


The SST's and TCHP still haven't recovered to where they were awhile back. How you feeling Nigel?

The NAO is currently negative, so the SST's will warm a bit...not too good seeing that i'm getting the Flu
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Quoting nigel20:
May 5, 2011

May 5' 2012



The SST's and TCHP still haven't recovered to where they were awhile back. How you feeling Nigel?
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204 PlazaRed: Sea level rise, increased storms, ice melting in a big way all over the place, permafrost melting, methane release increase, stronger storms, droughts, floods and of course lack of ice at the north pole, hence, lack of polar bears, all good news if you are normally a species that is a prey of polar bears. For the rest of us non polar bear preys; interesting times are a coming!
I read that the Norwegians are going to be doing oil drilling in the Arctic for the Russians, They get 33% of the profits, I hear!
What next? Arctic shoreline holidays on currently oil spill free beaches? Aurora Bathi-all-is


Arctic CO2-injection for fracking fuel out of methane clathrate deposits.

BTW: There's a strong suspicion that recent seal die-offs and mange-like polar-bear skin-problems have been caused by minor (small in amount, maybe not so in effect) oil spills in&on previously pristine Arctic bays&beaches.
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May 6, 2012 SST Anomaly
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Quoting PlazaRed:

Well I'm, just putting my hot water bottle in the bed and dusting down the teddy's as its 1.30 am over here 36 North, 4 west!
The rains of the last few days have ceased and Stoner won the GP on the bikes.
Nothing much to chew on at the moment,( the French elections don't count,) so I'll leave it at; another day less.
Hasta Manana


Sleep Well Amigo....
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May 5, 2011

May 5' 2012

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Quoting Neapolitan:
There's a (now rope) tornado on the ground in Olathe, Kansas--that is, in the southwest corner of the KC metro area.


Severe Storms Roll Through KC Metro Live
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Quoting wxgeek723:


You're kidding right? Any arguing right now is just pregame.


Yea but cane arguing is better than climate change arguing
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Quoting Hangten:


I think there was a little cooling after 1945. But then it started going up. Im not a scientist but I know many and they tell me it is not so much the ground temperature to watch but the troposphere is getting warmer. Would anybody have an idea why this is so?


A couple of things.

One of the contributors to the cooling in the mid-part of last century was, ironically, our pollution. Before clean air acts were put in place across the world power production and industry pumped a lot of SO2 and other such aerosols into the atmosphere. These compounds act to cool the planet by reflecting solar radiation back into space. Volcanic eruptions also produce these types of aerosols which contribute to the cooling effect large volcanic eruptions have on the planet. Once we started scrubbing smokestacks and such the amount of these compounds in the atmosphere dropped.

Next, let's talk about the signature of global warming. In order for the planet to warm, the planet either needs to receive more energy or trap more energy.

If the planet were receiving more energy, then the warming would show up in all layers of the atmosphere. So not only would the troposphere warm up, but so would the stratosphere. Detailed solar records as well as observations rule out an increase in insolation as a cause.

If the planet were trapping more energy, then we would see unequal warming between the layers of the atmosphere, as the layer trapping the energy would prevent it from being re-radiated through the other layers. This is what current observations show is happening. The troposphere has been warming while the stratosphere has been cooling, which indicates that something has changed within the troposphere that preventing energy from being re-radiated out into space.
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Quoting PedleyCA:


Well this could qualify as the later of those. How ya doing Red?

Well I'm, just putting my hot water bottle in the bed and dusting down the teddy's as its 1.30 am over here 36 North, 4 west!
The rains of the last few days have ceased and Stoner won the GP on the bikes.
Nothing much to chew on at the moment,( the French elections don't count,) so I'll leave it at; another day less.
Hasta Manana
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Quoting weatherh98:
I can't wait for hurricane season! We will stop arguing haha! Right now blobs will do!


You're kidding right? Any arguing right now is just pregame.
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May 5, 2011

May 5, 2012

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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
The 12z GFS had a hurricane in the East Pac late in its run... The 18z run showed the same storm just a little weaker, maybe a strong TS


Could u post the strongest part of thr run?
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Quoting nigel20:

What's up pedley?


Just hanging in there waiting for something to happen.
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There's a (now rope) tornado on the ground in Olathe, Kansas--that is, in the southwest corner of the KC metro area.
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Quoting PedleyCA:


Well this could qualify as the later of those. How ya doing Red?

What's up pedley?
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Quoting PlazaRed:

Given a choice, I'd go for either radiation or sonic disruption!


Well this could qualify as the later of those. How ya doing Red?
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Quoting PedleyCA:


This has been suggested as a possible explanation.

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Given a choice, I'd go for either radiation or sonic disruption!
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
94S:


Good evening all.....what's the forecast for one 94S? I'm feeling weak because have the Flu...i can't tell when was the last time that I had the Flu
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Quoting Skyepony:
Something happened to the live cameras at Fukushima..

Don't Panic!!
Lets look at this logically?
Has there been another damaging earthquake?
Has there been some sort of power cut to the camera?
Has there been a technical problem with the transmission?
Has there been a catastrophic explosion?
Is it all a put up job?
As the last Japanese reactor providing electricity to the country was shut down today, apparently for maintenance. Or possibly prevention of future earthquake damage in the opinion of some!
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Quoting PlazaRed:

I can sort of come to terms with Blackbirds falling even though I have not any explanation but when you get to higher mammal life forms like Dolphins which are similar to humans then it needs a "Probe."
If its not poison, or radiation then, what? Its not murder as there is no evidence of weapons use; its not natural as it localised and not spread over a wide area!
Somebody mentioned those Harp devices but they might be living in cloud cuckoo land? Maybe Not!


This has been suggested as a possible explanation.

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The 12z GFS had a hurricane in the East Pac late in its run... The 18z run showed the same storm just a little weaker, maybe a strong TS
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75-years ago today...

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Quoting PlazaRed:

What on Earth have you done to your splendid avatars? Is this some kind of Protest?

The only problem with the tree cutting down scenario is that the tree ceased to be.

Those bristle cone pines have some stories to tell over the 5000+ years that they have been absorbing carbon?

In reality debris is what tells the story of floods and tsunamis, after all not a lot of people survived really big disasters and most of them had no way to convey their experiences as writing has nor been generally around for a long time in "rural," areas!
Well I've been trying to upload another picture but wunderground's stupid location thing isn't popping up.
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