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Nika Knight – Scientists Say Expect More 1,000-Year Events Like Louisiana Flood

Parts of Louisiana’s disastrous, ongoing flooding has been upgraded by meteorologists to once-in-1,000-years rainfall, with other areas classified as 500-year and 100-year events, nola.com reported Monday, as scientists warn that such storms are growing more and more frequent as the planet heats up. “On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is set to classify the Louisiana disaster as the eighth flood considered to be a once-in-every-500-years event to …

Eric Roston – Forget Tornadoes. Rain Bombs Are Coming for Your Town

Evidence shows that the sky is coming down on our heads—the watery part of it, anyway, in larger and larger cascades. It’s largely our own fault. The past two months have seen some doozies just in the U.S. The Empire State Building was struck by lightning twice on Monday during a storm that brought an inch of rain down in what felt …

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Warmest June on record for the contiguous U.S.

The June temperature for the contiguous U.S. was 71.8°F, or 3.3°F above the 20th century average, surpassing the previous record of 71.6°F set in 1933. The year-to-date (January-June) temperaturewas 50.8°F, 3.2°F above the 20th century average, making it the third warmest on record. The June precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. was 2.46 inches, 0.47 inch below the 20th century average, the 14th driest on record. Record flooding devastated …

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Rory Fanning – The Wars in Our Schools

Early each New Year’s Day I head for Lake Michigan with a handful of friends. We look for a quiet stretch of what, only six months earlier, was warm Chicago beach. Then we trudge through knee-deep snow in bathing suits and boots, fighting wind gusts and hangovers. Sooner or later, we arrive where the snowpack meets the shore and boot …

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Alex Kirby – El Niño and war drive aid agencies to the brink

Climate News Network, 30 December, 2015 – The global humanitarian system, designed to save those at risk of dying because of human or natural disasters, faces unprecedented demands in 2016 from levels of strain it has never before had to face, a leading development agency says. With more than 10 million people in a single African country expected to need …

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Dane Wigington – Climate Engineering And Polar Meltdown, How Long Has It Been Going On?

I recently posted a historical copy of “Popular Science” from June of 1958, which contained a feature article warning about the use of “Weather As A Weapon”. There were a number of important informational declarations made that warrant critical clarification and investigation. “Control of Earth’s weather and temperature is within the realm of practicability now” says Dr. Joseph Kaplan, chairman of the International Geophysical …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – 09.22.15

Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Thomas Leo Ogren. Mr Ogren holds a Master of Science in Agriculture, with an emphasis on horticulture, urban forests, and plant flowering systems and the connections between landscape plant materials and allergy. Tom started researching allergy-free gardening twenty-five years ago, because his wife, his mother and his sisters all suffered from hay fever and asthma. He is the creator of the Ogren Plant Allergy Scale (OPALSTM), the first and only numerical plant-allergy ranking system in existence, which is being used by the USDA to develop allergy rankings for all major U.S. urban areas.

Tom worked with the University of California Cooperative Extension, to establish community gardens in the Los Angeles inner city, and hosted the popular radio call-in gardening show, “Tom Ogren’s Wild World of Plants.” He writes for Garden Design, California Landscaping, The New Scientist, Organic Gardening, and a host of other publications. On today’s show, we will be discussing, Tom’s new book, The Allergy-Fighting Garden

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Nadia Prupis – State of Emergency Declared as Wildfires Create ‘Unprecedented Cataclysm’ in Washington

Three firefighters were killed this week and President Barack Obama on Friday issued an emergency order over wildfires raging through central Washington state. Emergency workers from Australia and New Zealand have been flown in to help the crews currently fighting blazes in five states, including Washington, California, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. The damage has hit hundreds of thousands of acres …

California’s drought: the canary in the coalmine? – Maude Barlow

On April 1, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown ordered officials to impose mandatory water restrictions in his drought stricken state for the first time in history. The news was carried around the world.  “Climate change” was named as the culprit — and it is. Glaciers are melting in the arctic and drastically-reduced snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Mountains has lowered the amount of run-off that …

State of Disaster – Robert Reich

As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help. I don’t begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. After all, we’re all part of America. When some of us are in need, we all have a duty to respond. But the …