Monthly archives: October 2012

Oct

31
2012

A message from Peter Ticktin, President of The Global Warming Foundation:

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A message from Peter Ticktin, President of The Global Warming Foundation:

As our planet has gotten warmer, we have seen predictable results. We have seen more precipitation, more winds, more drought, more heat waves, more aberrant movement of air mass, such as the blasts of Arctic air which disrupts the warmer latitudes, but with coinciding warming blasts to warm the upper latitudes. We have records being broken on a regular basis, whether the number of tornados or the worsening of our crops. Going forward, we can expect more of the same. By this, I do not mean simply repeats of the large storms and weather events we are seeing, but more importantly, we are going to witness new and greater records. Our system is changing, and it is not leveling off. It is not increasing on a straight line, but rather, the changes we will see will often surprise us, as the differences are occurring and will continue to occur on an exponential curve. This is why we are being taken unaware. Everything we have seen has been predictable, and in fact, it has all been predicted, not with exact knowledge of which cities were going to be hit by which named storms, but rather as a process.

Although the vast destruction and the loss of life is horrible, the fact of the matter is that more and worse horrific events are sure to come. The frightening part is that Hurricane Sandy is, more than anything, a milestone as to the way that our planet is warming, and as to where we are in the process at this point of time.

We at The Global Warming Foundation are most interested in drawing the exponential curve on which we are traveling toward the future. We are working on this project, as we remain true to our purpose of giving non-partisan information by consolidating news of weather events which we portray in a visual using our map of the world. We want to be of service to those who want a window to the world as it will exist, and to those who need to know when we are going to get to the various levels of climatic change.


Oct

31
2012

Weekly review: October 24-31, 2012

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Perhaps the biggest news in extreme weather this week is Hurricane Sandy.  Hurricane Sandy is the largest storm on record.  In fact, it was so large that it caused damages in 22 states, and Ontario and Quebec in Canada.  In total, the storm has claimed at least 122 lives.  The storm was most damaging in Haiti and the United States.  In Haiti, 54 people were killed, and at least 51 were killed in the US.  One death in Jamaica is blamed on Sandy, as is one in Canada.  A man was crushed to death by falling rocks in Jamaica while running for his house.  A Toronto woman was killed when she was hit by flying debris.

President Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney were both forced to cancel important campaign stops in their bid for presidency.  Both candidates rendered the aid within their power to administer.

About 6.1million Americans were without power after the storm.  To put that into context that’s 2% of all Americans!  Some may be without power into next week.  More than 4,700 Canadians are also without power.

Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating economic toll as well.  It is believed to have caused $20 billion in infrastructure damage, and an additional $40 billion in business closures.  In New York, a flooded subway system ground mass transit to a halt, and the New York Stock Exchange has been closed for two days.

Peter Ticktin, the founder and President of The Global Warming Foundation has written a special message, viewable here.

 


Oct

30
2012

Sandy’s Aftermath: Damage Estimates Top $20 Billion, Among The Worst U.S. Storms Of All Time – Forbes

Jodde     Damage over $1B, Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Uncategorized, Weather Events     0

Forbes.com reports that...

Sandy has killed at least 33 people across six states, has left more than 6 million without power, and has absolutely crippled the mass transit system that that nation’s biggest city relies upon to function, with many subway tunnels flooded.

Read more at www.forbes.com


Oct

29
2012

Harvesting impact of season’s drought

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Beaconnews.suntimes.com reports that...

As Al Conro runs his combine through the brown cornstalks on his farm between Pingree Grove and Hampshire, each pass pumps only half as many hard yellow kernels into the hopper behind him.

Read more at beaconnews.suntimes.com


Oct

29
2012

Lightning blamed for sparking outback grassfires

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Au.news.yahoo.com reports that...

Crews and landholders are continuing to work on large grassfires burning north of Cloncurry in north-west Queensland. The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) says it believes lightning strikes started three fires in the region over the weekend.

Read more at au.news.yahoo.com


Oct

29
2012

Hurricane Sandy bears down on US east coast

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the east coast of the US already causing widespread disruption. BBC Weather’s Alex Deakin has the latest forecast track and possible effects of the storm.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Oct

28
2012

East coast US braces for Sandy

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

East coast US braces for Sandy.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Oct

28
2012

Son-Tinh heads for Vietnam

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Son-Tinh heads for Vietnam

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Oct

28
2012

Pumpkins Thriving Amid Midwest Drought Signals Glut on Halloween

Natalie     Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Businessweek.com reports that...

The drought that damaged corn and soybean fields across the U.S. Midwest this year provided near- ideal conditions for pumpkin farmers in Illinois, where a bumper crop is ensuring cheaper jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween.

Read more at www.businessweek.com


Oct

27
2012

Forecasters on Hurricane Sandy: ‘One for the record books’

Natalie     Fatalities, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

As Hurricane Sandy barrels toward the East Coast, forecasters warn it’s threatening to be one of the worst storms to hit the Northeast in decades. The storm already killed more than 40 people in the Caribbean. Officials all along the Eastern Seaboard have declared states of emergency and meteorologists have warned residents – both coastal and inland – to prepare for gale-force winds, chances of flooding, heavy rain, power outages and even snow.

Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com