Friday, November 30, 2018

Earth Changes This Week

As 2018 comes to a close most people around the world are finally aware that Earth Changes are accelerating and will affect everyone's lives one way or another. People look to put blame and find solutions. I'm glad to know that most of us understand that this is all part of closure.

Seasons: As things change so too do the nature of seasons. Here in the US northeast we enjoy the change of seasons yet only two seasons seem to show themselves in recent years - summer and winter. There were a few nice Autumn days that got washed away by the storms that swept across the country.

Air pollution is another problem especially with accelerating wildfires highlighted this month in California. If a volcano decides to belch up ash, the situation will grow worse.

Then there's global flooding, extreme temperatures, earthquakes, and more.

The planet is falling far short of the 2 degree Celsius goal to limit climate change, according to a new report from the UN. That goal, set in 2015 in the Paris Climate Agreement, would help humanity avoid the worst effects of a warming world, like massive droughts, rising sea levels and more destructive hurricanes. But the UN report says projected emissions of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas, would result in an average global temperature rise by 2100 of 3.2 degrees Celsius (5.8 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial temperatures. The report urges world governments to do more to lower their carbon dioxide emissions before it's too late.

Welcome to the future.

Alaska earthquake: A 7.0 magnitude earthquake just struck outside of Anchorage, Alaska.


Here is an unfolding pattern in California and other places: Wildfires followed by rain resulting in mudslides with major earthquake activity brewing beneath the surface.

Northern California, reeling from Camp Fire devastation, evacuates from flash floods

Antarctic Island Exploded 4,000 Years Ago

Deceptive and Dangerous: A Gallery of An Antarctic Volcano

Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest'

Fossil algae reveal 500 million years of climate change

Fires fueled spread of grasslands on ancient Earth

Wildfires bring climate's dark forces to the stratosphere

Climate change could lead to threefold increase in powerful storms across Europe and North America

Extreme heat increasing in both summer and winter

Ocean circulation in North Atlantic at its weakest

How the Atlantic Ocean became part of the global circulation at a climatic tipping point

Strong chance of a new El Nino forming by early 2019

Death will be one of the highest economic costs of climate change

Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns

Bernie Sanders on climate change report: 'The future of the planet is at stake'