Effects of climate change in California are ‘significant and growing’

Climate Change will result in a catastrophic global sea level
rise of seven meters. That’s bye-bye most of Bangladesh,
Netherlands, Florida and would make London the new Atlantis
.”
– Greenpeace International

“Climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here,
and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new
global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.

– Barack Obama,
US President

We simply must do everything we can in our power to
slow down global warming before it is too late
.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Governor of California

Effects of climate change in California are ‘significant and growing’

Environmental shifts, such as higher sea temperatures and shrinking glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, point to overwhelming evidence of climate change, state scientists say. 

California is feeling the effects of climate change far and wide, as heat-trapping greenhouse gases reduce spring runoff from the Sierra Nevada, make the waters of Monterey Bay more acidic and shorten winter chill periods required to grow fruit and nuts in the Central Valley, a new report says. Los Angeles Times Keep Reading »

Sierra Nevada

 

US ‘EXTREME CLIMATE’ CHECK:

  • In 2013, two-thirds of the US is below normal temperature.

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  • Forest Fires have been the second quietest on record and nearly half the 10 year average:

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National Interagency Fire Center

  • Tornadoes have been the quietest on record

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  • The graph below provides a remarkable insight into the ongoing US “intense hurricane drought.” It is now 2,862 days or nearly 8 years since the last time an intense (that is a Category 3, 4 or 5) hurricane made landfall along the US coast (Wilma in 2005). Such a prolonged period without an intense hurricane landfall has not been observed since 1900.
  • Obama has had the fewest hurricanes of any president
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  • In 1934, almost the entire United States was over 100 degrees.

docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/062/mwr-062-06-0212.pdf

  • According to the EPA, the worst heat-waves occurred during the 1930s.

Heat waves occurred with high frequency in the 1930s, and these  remain the most severe heat waves in the U.S. historical record

http://www.epa.gov/climate/climatechange/pdfs/print_heat-waves.pdf

  • There has been no sea level rise in California for 73 years

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Data and Station Information for ALAMEDA (NAVAL AIR STATION)

H/t to Steven Goddard – REAL Science



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