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Connect The Dots – SuperStorm Sandy Revisited – 10.25.17

SuperStorm Sandy Revisited : Today Leslie Cagan, coordinator of the Peoples Climate Movement NY and who brought 400,000 people into the streets demanding action on the global climate crisis as co-coordinator of the Sept. 21, 2014 People’s Climate March,  will speak about environment, resilience, and upcoming actions in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.   Download this episode (right click and …

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Tim Radford – Ocean current sends out chilling warning

New research forecasts much colder weather in northern Europe if rising CO2 emissions continue to impact on the Atlantic ocean current. LONDON, 8 January, 2017 – Here is the long-term weather forecast for the North Atlantic, in a world in which carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere double: a powerful ocean current called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) will continue …

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Alex Kirby – Rising Carbon Emissions Usher in New Era of Temperature Increases

LONDON—Humanity has now entered a new climate reality era, with carbon dioxide concentrations expected to remain above the level of 400 parts per million throughout 2016 and for many generations to come, the World Meteorological Organization says. The WMO, the United Nations system’s leading agency on weather, climate and water, says the globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the …

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After ‘Unprecedented’ Year of Warming, UN Warns We Must Curb Emissions Now

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the climate arm of the United Nations, said on Monday that climate change is occurring at an “alarming rate” and that world leaders must act to curb greenhouse gases now, “before we pass the point of no return.” After 2015 broke all previous global average surface temperature records, WMO is releasing its State of the Climate report with …

Countries must deal with health risks of more frequent heatwaves: UN By Agnes PEDRERO

The UN urged countries Wednesday to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, as they become ever more frequent and intense, and dangerous, due to climate change. For the first time, the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) and its World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have joined forces to create guidelines for experts and authorities for how to lower …