Saturday, 30 June 2012

Heat... Fire... Disaster: What Climate Change Looks Like

June 29, 2012 by Common Dreams 
Western US fires are being driven by extreme temperatures, which are consistent with IPCC projections. Details here.

 

After Rio, we Know. Governments Have Given up on the Planet

George Monbiot - the Guardian
It is, perhaps, the greatest failure of collective leadership since the first world war. Full story here.
PLT photo
 Please also read: "Governments and the Climate Challenge. Leadership Failure on a Psychotic Scale"

Violent Storms in Eastern US Leave 3 Million Without Power in Sweltering Heat; 13 Killed

By: Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a triple-digit heat wave. Full story here.
Residents of the eastern Canadian prairies were no strangers to violent weather, either. See photos, below.

Winds of over 100K per hour struck the area around the west-central Manitoba town of Roblin this week.It was just part of a much larger system that created havoc from Saskatchewan into a wide area of Manitoba. Below, some of the damage in our own yard, northwest of Roblin.  (PLT photos)

Canada Dives Back Into Asbestos Industry

Montreal Gazette
Doctors condemn move, but miners and residents applaud it. Full story here.