Mark Przepiora

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Mar

26
2015

As Earth’s warmest winter on record ends, Spring starts with snow storms in North America

Mark     Blog     0

Just as Spring rolled around last week, we learned that Winter 2014 was the warmest winter on record. According to weather.com, “NOAA says that December through February … was 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average for all land and ocean areas. This tops the previous warmest winter of 2007 by 0.05 degrees Fahrenheit.” Despite the fact that eastern North America experienced a cold winter, western North America, Europe and Asia experienced widespread above-average temperatures.

This was little consolation to residents of the northeast United States, where the first day of Spring was greeted by snow storms. Some areas picked up 6 inches of snow, with temperatures dropping 10—15 degrees Fahrenheit (5.5—8.3 degrees Celsius) below normal temperatures for this time of year. Two people died in a car crash caused by poor driving conditions, and others were injured as cars were seen flipped on their heads in separate incidents. Près 600 flights were cancelled, and just as many were delayed, leaving passengers frustrated.

Pendant ce temps, in Northern Australia, Cyclone Nathan ripped through the coast causing residents to flee inland, et The Spanish city of Castellon experienced heavy rainfall which flooded the city, forcing emergency workers to rescue people from their homes and cars. The storm was expected to move to the Mediterranean Sea which meteorologists predicted would experience gale force winds. This warning became reality a few days later, with Italy, the Balkans, and Turkey bracing for a travel-disrupting storm. The heavy rainfall in Turkey may lead to flooding in several coastal cities.

Heavy rain in northern Brazil and Peru also caused flooding, creating giant sinkholes in Brazil, and landslides in Peru. An incredible video shows a bus full of Brazilian passengers being rescued from a sinkhole moments before the bus is swept away by the fierce river. The landslides in Peru claimed the lives of at least seven people, when an avalanche buried part of a town. Unfortunately, BBC News reported that torrential storm clouds would remain over Brazil and Peru, and that they would reach even the Atacama desert which on average receives only about 15 millimeters of rain per year.

A few days later there was finally some good news for the northeast United States, where at least 6 inches of snow finally began to melt in Boston, which had covered some parts of the city for months.

If you would like to see all of our headlines from the past week, please click here.


Août

12
2012

Making the 2012 heat wave matter

Mark     Les événements météorologiques     0

Aljazeera.com reports that...

There have been two, maybe three, landmark heat waves in the history of man-made global warming. The first was in 1988 and it put the concept of global warming on the map. Then as now, the eastern two-thirds of the United States broiled beneath ferociously high temperatures, while relentless drought parched soil and withered crops across the Midwestern farm belt.

But in Washington, the underlying problem was being named for the first time. On June 23, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to the US Senate that man-made global warming had begun. The New York Times reported his remarks on page one; the media at home and abroad followed suit. By year’s end, “global warminghad become a common phrase in news bureaux, government ministries and living rooms around the world.

Read more at www.aljazeera.com


Août

10
2012

Typhoon Saola death toll rises to 44 as storms hit China

Mark     rouge, Les événements météorologiques     1

Thehindu.com reports that...

The death toll from Typhoon Saola rose on Friday to 44 in the Philippines and Taiwan as storms and Typhoon Damrey made landfall in China, where two died and about 770,000 were evacuated.

Read more at www.thehindu.com


Mai

13
2012

China rainstorms kill dozens in Gansu province

Mark     Nombre de morts, Événements graves, Les événements météorologiques     0

BBC.co.uk rapporte que....

Certains 40 people are now reported to have died in rain and hail storms in north-western China.

En savoir plus sur www.bbc.co.uk


Avril

03
2012

Six Week Review: Février 21 – Avril 3, 2012

Mark     Blog     0

Whereas the USA and Canada saw winter return with a vengeance in mid-to-late February, by the middle of March it experienced far more erratic weather, avec droughtsvagues de chaleurtempêtes and then, just as suddenly in some areasmore snowfall. Pendant ce temps, the cherry blossom trees of Washington, DC bloomed weeks early due to the unusually warm weather. Indeed, Spring’s early arrival allowed farmers in New Jersey to get into the fields two weeks early but forced them to deal with an increase of crop-eating insects due to the mild winter. Overall, it was a very warm March, with dozens of record temperatures being set.

In other parts of the world, the warm weather had troubling effects. In Moroccodroughts caused the country’s cereal harvests to falter. Northern Mexico experienced its worst drought in 71 ans, causing a severe shortage of food and water across the country. Pendant ce temps, Vietnam braced itself for Tropical Storm Pakhar, et Fiji experienced flash floods. Cependant, just when it had seemed that Spring had come for good, citizens of western Serbia experienced large snowfalls, and in Scotland snow fell just days after record-breaking heat waves.

Thus, to call the weather over the past six weekserraticseems like an understatement. It’s a period that has seen record heat waves and snow storms, and droughts and floods, often in the same places.

Click here to view all weather events during this six-week time period.


Mai

24
2011

Sommaire climatique mensuel: Avril 2011

Mark     Données, Records     0

La sécheresse. Les feux de forêt. Vent. Grêle. Tornades. Inondations.

Avril 2011 a été un mois défini par des conditions météorologiques extrêmes, en particulier dans les États-Unis. Texas a suivi son plus sec Mars dans plus de 100 ans avec son plus sec cinq avril. La hausse des températures et des précipitations absents ont été blâmés pour des pannes de courant dans les raffineries, un pic dans la rage des rapports, et les pertes de récolte de blé. La fin du mois, 94% de l'Etat a été confrontés à de graves conditions de sécheresse exceptionnelles. Lire la suite.


Mai

23
2011

World perd un tiers de la production alimentaire mondiale totale

Mark     Données     0

La nourriture de l'ONU et l'agriculture (FAO) a publié une étude sur la production alimentaire la semaine dernière qui a conclu 1.3 milliards de tonnes d'aliments sont perdus chaque année. C'est un tiers de la production mondiale totale. Cette inefficacité dans la production alimentaire et de la consommation reflète le gaspillage d'énergie et les émissions de GES par conséquent inutiles.[...]Qu'est-ce que les déchets alimentaires signifie en termes de changement climatique? «Quand on jette 40%, 40% des ressources investies va pour rien, pour rien ", a déclaré Bloom. Il estime que "2% de toute l'énergie des États-Unis va à l'alimentation nous jeter." La grande quantité d'eau, l'huile, et d'autres ressources qui entrent dans l'agriculture sont gaspillées, et les engrenages de l'agriculture industrielle spin sans but.Lire la suite.


Avril

11
2011

Bienvenue sur notre nouveau site

Mark     Blog     0

Bienvenue sur le nouveau site de la Fondation Global Warming. Revenez bientôt pour plus d'informations sur les nouvelles fonctionnalités que nous offrons à nos visiteurs!


Avril

07
2011

Storm fells tree along Augusta’s famed Magnolia Lane

Mark     Les événements météorologiques     0

-04.07.11- There’s a gap in the stately row of trees that line one of the most famous drives in America, the aftermath of thunderstorms that swept through Augusta early Tuesday and damaged other parts of the course, too. Lire la suite


Avril

07
2011

Drought hits southern U.S. pretty hard

Mark     Les événements météorologiques     0

-04.07.11- The drought may be over in California, but large portions of the Southwest, southern Plains, Florida and the Southeast are all still enduring severe to extreme drought conditions. Lire la suite