Trends and Policies

Dec

12
2014

Pacific storm triggers tornado, mudslides, floods in Southern California

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News.yahoo.com reports that...

A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering a small tornado, flash floods and mudslides that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes, damaged dozens of others and disrupted passenger rail services along the coast.

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Dec

05
2014

Rising seas make living with global warming a UN priority

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Chicagotribune.com reports that...

From the rising seas in the Seychelles to the melting glaciers of Switzerland and Peru, governments are learning to cope with damaging changes to the climate that threaten food and water supplies, and even the very survival of the most low-lying nations.

Read more at www.chicagotribune.com


Dec

04
2014

More Rain Targets Flood-Ravaged Southern France

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M.accuweather.com reports that...

Days after being inundated with heavy rain, downpours will renew the threat for flooding in southern France later this week.

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Dec

02
2014

Hottest Spring on record: Climate Council of Australia

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Mobile.abc.net.au reports that...

The Climate Council of Australia says this year’s spring was the country’s hottest on record.

Read more at mobile.abc.net.au


Dec

01
2014

Rare ice storm hits Waldviertel

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M.thelocal.at reports that...

Firefighters have been busy clearing away hundreds of trees from the vicinity of homes and power lines. The trees’ branches had been bent almost double by the weight of the ice.

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Nov

26
2014

Snow-starved Alaska not the normal state

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Valdezstar.net reports that...

During the first 21 days of November 2014, no recordable snow fell in Anchorage, Juneau or Fairbanks. Over an unusual swath of the state, the ground was frozen, dusty and brown. Even extreme parts of Alaska were in a snow drought.

Read more at www.valdezstar.net


Nov

26
2014

Climate Change is creating a ‘new normal’ of severe weather patterns¬†

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En.cihan.com.tr reports that...

A new World Bank Group report says Climate Change is creating a ‘new normal’ of severe weather patterns that will affect crops, businesses and coastal cities; adding that the impact of Climate Change ..

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Nov

26
2014

Floods hit drought stricken Brazil

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Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

A heavy rain storm flooded large parts of Sao Paulo Tuesday just as evening commuters were leaving work causing travel headaches and traffic jams several miles long.

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Nov

18
2014

All 50 states recorded freezing temperatures Tuesday

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Baltimoresun.com reports that...

Weather stations in all 50 states even Hawaii reported observations of freezing temperatures overnight as wintry cold spreads across North America.

Read more at www.baltimoresun.com


Nov

17
2014

Aerial view of flooding and landslides aftermath in Italy

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Theguardian.com reports that...

Aerial footage shows the damage caused by flooding and landslides in northern Italy on Friday. Filmed by a drone around Lake Orta, the video shows the destructive path of a landslide as it tore through buildings, as well as large populated areas submerged in floodwater. According to local reports, Genoa recorded 183mm of rain in two days, high above the average rainfall for the whole of November.

Read more at www.theguardian.com