Heatwave with a global grip

Rich

The Living Force
I just cannot believe how hot it was yesterday in the UK.
I am so relieved it is cool today and I can do something productive.
Yesterday heat was so debilitating that I just couldn't funcion at all.
Will be interesting if the heat returns for another snap later in the year but I'm already thinking about Christmas! :)
Hope everyone is doing well.
 

Cosmos

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It has been broken today with 41.5 degrees.

That all time temperature record for germany has been broken again yesterday with 42,6 Degrees at the same station in "Lingen" as far as I could see. Although a famous german weather specialist, who fell into disfavor in the mainstream a couple of years ago, is rather skeptical about that measurement. That is, for this specific station, who isn't all that reliable due to surroundings.

For the general/overall temperature records yesterday over a broad range of stations he pretty much agrees. Indeed, yesterday seems to have been the hottest day on record in germany.
 
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Ursus Minor

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Tour de France stopped for hail, snow and landslide

With roughly 30km to go in the stage, race organisers made the decision to call off the race. While the riders were descending on dry roads, lower down the slopes a storm had dumped ice and snow on the road. Helicopter images showed snowploughs working feverishly to clear the road before the riders arrived. Footage later emerged of a landslide covering the roadway as well.

Col de l'Iseran 🛷 🚴‍♂️

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Esote

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In order to give another example, from a different perspective, in my part of the north from the French South Alps we are experiencing a pretty good summertime so far : some rain here and then, warm but no extremes... ;-)
 

Mariama

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According to a veterinarian I talked to cows and horses are still having a hard time AFTER the heatwave in the Netherlands. Trees are dropping their leaves and in some parts of my town it looks as if autumn has already arrived. It rained a couple of times, but still it is not enough. No thunder and lighting in my area after the heatwave, I could only hear it from a distance, so the air wasn't cleared so to speak.
 

Metrist

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In Alaska, after several rainy days, the heat is back, but not so hot, but still feels record breaking, or close to it. It is after midnight and still 65F, which is pretty warm.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
Heatwave caused nearly 400 more deaths in Netherlands: stats agency
FILE PHOTO: People cool off underneath a tree during a sunny day in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Almost 400 people more died in the Netherlands during Europe's recent record-breaking heatwave than in a regular summer week, Dutch national statistics agency CBS said on Friday.

In total, 2964 people died in the Netherlands during the week that started on July 22, the CBS said, which was around 15% more than during an average week in the summertime.

Temperature records tumbled across Europe during late July’s heatwave, and for the first time since records began topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in the Netherlands on July 25.

The death toll in the Netherlands during that week was comparable to the rate during two heatwaves in 2006, which were among the longest ever in the country, the researchers said.

About 300 of the additional fatalities were among people aged 80 years and older.

Most of the deaths occurred in the east of the Netherlands, where temperatures were higher and the heatwave lasted longer than in other parts of the country.

The Netherlands has a total population of around 17 million.

The heatwave was the second to hit Europe in a month, and climate specialists warn such bursts of heat may become more common as the planet warms up due to greenhouse gas emissions.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
This long article basically props-up the mandates of the "Paris Climate Agreement".

Survival in the age of heatwaves (Map)
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A fire fanned by a strong wind devours vegetation near the village of Monze, in the Aude department, southern France on August 15, 2019. Authorities had warned of extremely dry conditions across much of southern France after weeks of drought and record high temperatures. ( AFP / RAYMOND ROIG)

FAST FACTS
  • Middle Eastern countries have recorded extremely high temperatures during the current summer.
  • Germany recorded its highest ever temperature, 42.6°C, on July 25, exceeding the previous record by 2.3°C.
  • This summer both India and Pakistan faced one of the hottest and longest heatwaves since the two countries began recording weather reports.
  • Greenland lost 10 billion tons of ice to the ocean in 24 hours on July 31 amid Arctic heatwave.

August 15, 2019 - Even if the world succeeds in cutting carbon emissions, much of South Asia and the Gulf could become unliveable due to heat and humidity.

High heat is driving desertification in the Middle East and causing increased dust storms..

DUBAI: From blistering heatwaves to raging thunderstorms and floods, extreme weather conditions have grabbed global headlines throughout the summer in the northern hemisphere. During a particular week of Europe’s record-breaking heatwave, more than 400 extra deaths were reported in the Netherlands alone.
The series of disruptive events have prompted experts to sound a stern warning: Even if the world succeeds in cutting carbon emissions, large expanses of South Asia and the Gulf could become unliveable due to high temperatures and humidity.

Against this backdrop, a study by experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has revealed that on the current climate course, the heat in parts of South Asia will test the limits of human survivability. The report specifically highlights the risks to the inhabitants of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, a region of deep poverty where one-fifth of the world’s people live.

The research, which predicts heatwaves with weather conditions “intolerable to humans,” echoes separate MIT studies showing that unliveable “wet bulb temperatures” could also become a regular occurrence in the Gulf by the century’s end. Wet-bulb temperature recordings take into account humidity in addition to standard temperature, with a 35°C wet-bulb temperature considered as the limit of human survivability. Excessive humidity at that point prevents sweat from effectively cooling down the human body. People can survive in such heat, but only for a matter of hours.

A previous MIT report had looked at projected heat waves in the Gulf. While the number of “extreme heat” days foreseen for the Gulf was worse than South Asia, the impact on the latter region — in particular, northern India, Bangladesh and southern Pakistan — could be vastly more severe given its expanse of agricultural land and population size.

The big question is: Are the parts of the world likely to be worst affected by climate change, including the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, prepared to withstand such temperatures?

Karim Elgendy, founder and coordinator of Carboun, a non-profit volunteer-based advocacy project promoting sustainable cities in MENA, told Arab News that the MIT studies were “very alarming” and among the “most influential papers to come out on regional climate change in quite a long time.”

The Gulf is expected to be deeply affected by climate change because of its high levels of sunshine and humidity in addition to its scant water reserves, Elgendy said. It means the region is likely to be one of those most at risk for the threshold for extreme heat on the wet-bulb global temperature index. In the coming decades, the region is predicted to see days when this extreme threshold will be crossed, Elgendy said.

“No one is denying that this is potentially dangerous. We are not talking about these conditions being fatal for a short period of time, for example getting out of your home and into a car. But if you spend six hours in these temperatures — if you were a laborer working outside — then this is potentially fatal.

“In many Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) cities, where the real-estate market is a major part of the economy, there are lots of people working outside who could be affected by this.
“We are also talking about increased risk levels and increased dependence on air conditioning as a life-support system. If outdoor conditions can be fatal, can anyone risk having their vehicle break down on the road in these temperatures where you could potentially die? Is that really something you want to contemplate?”

Tony Addison, chief economist and deputy director for the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), said the MIT’s latest predictions “seem plausible” if nothing changes.

“Today’s weather, including the rising temperature, reflects the impact of the stock of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) already in the atmosphere,” he said. “Even if the world stopped adding to the stock of GHG today, the impact on temperature and other weather conditions would continue into the far future.

“The world is continuing to add to that stock, and there is a high risk that we will not contain GHG emissions within a range that avoids serious and continued warming.”

A study by the World Bank recently identified climate “hotspots” — regions most vulnerable to climate change — in South Asia.

“We looked at two scenarios: A ‘climate-sensitive’ scenario in which countries comply with the Paris Climate Agreement and a ‘carbon intensive’ scenario where the agreement breaks down and carbon emissions continue unabated,” said Muthukumara Mani, the World Bank’s lead economist for the South Asia region, referring to the 2016 pact which aims to limit global warming to less than 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C.

The report predicted that annual average temperatures in South Asia will increase by 1.6°C before 2050 under the climate-sensitive scenario, and by 2.2°C under the carbon-intensive scenario. More than half the region will be a “hotspot” by 2050 under the carbon-intensive scenario, with 45 percent of the present popu-lation of South Asia — 800 million people — living in areas projected to become moderate or severe hotspots.

According to Marine Pouget, a MENA policy advisor at Germanwatch, while Gulf countries can already deal with the heatwaves, the soaring temperatures seen across the globe will raise a significant issue in the coming decade — energy consumption.

“Air conditioning will have to be able to work longer and under harder conditions. This will have an impact in the private sphere, but also on business and tourism. The energy bill for the Gulf countries may rise rapidly,” she told Arab News.

Pouget said Gulf countries need to implement heatwave assistance programs that cater for the most vulnerable, such as children, isolated elderly citizens and those in ill-health during heatwaves. She pointed to France as a case study — and the measures it put in place following the infamous 2003 heatwave that caused thousands of deaths — including adopting strict guidelines and an alert system that has since won plaudits from the UN.

Elgendy said action is needed to make Gulf countries resilient in the face of rising temperatures and to mitigate “alarming long-term risks,” such as rising sea levels for the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain, and increased risks of storms for Oman.
“Given the unique socio-economic and environmental conditions of the MENA region, we must consider sustainability together with climate resilience to ensure the region becomes ready for its almost inevitable impacts,” he told Arab News.

“The fact that the GCC region is still buildings its cities and infrastructure provides a good opportunity for positive policy.”

Elgendy said the wider MENA region needs to address the impacts of climate change despite its limited historical responsibility for emissions, compared with the regions of Europe and North America, which have more “moral responsibility” for most of the carbon in our atmosphere today.

The GCC started to take action when it announced its shift towards renewable energy, he said. Saudi Arabia, for example, has set for itself a renewable energy target of 27.3 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2024. Elgendy said the GCC countries can do more to strengthen their commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement.
 

angelburst29

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Australia's drought expected to persist in spring: weather bureau
FILE PHOTO: The drought-affected Darling River sits well below its banks at Pooncarie, a town in outback western New South Wales, Australia April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Westbrook

FILE PHOTO: The drought-affected Darling River sits well below its banks at Pooncarie, a town in outback western New South Wales, Australia April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Westbrook

MELBOURNE August 28, 2019 - Australia's spring is expected to be warmer and drier than average, following one of the direst Winter's on record, the country’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Thursday.

The forecast provided little relief to Australia’s farmers, hit by a prolonged drough that has parched grain growing areas, as well as cattle and sheep farming regions. It also means the country faces a long, tough bushfire season, fire authorities warned earlier this week.

The weather bureau forecast warmer than average days and nights for most of Australia over the next three months. Only some parts of southern Australia and Tasmania would see cooler conditions, it said in its outlook for the southern hemisphere spring, which runs from September through November.

“Unfortunately, the outlook is not indicating an easing of conditions in drought areas,” the bureau’s head of long range forecasts, Andrew Watkins, said in a statement.

New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland all face drier than average conditions across most of those states.

The forecast for Western Australia shows drier than average conditions are likely in southern parts of the state.

The bureau said it plans to provide more frequent updates to its forecasts over the coming weeks, with weekly and fortnightly rainfall and temperature outlooks.
 

angelburst29

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Monday Sep 09 2019 - 1,500 Died in Record Heatwave in France
1,500 Died in Record Heatwave in France

France has calculated the death toll from the record heatwave which hit Europe this summer, with its Health Minister reporting that the abnormal weather caused 1,500 deaths in the Country.

There were "18 days of extreme heat" in France this year
and not everyone managed to live through them, Agnes Buzyn said in a radio interview, World News reported.

The heat exceeded 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in June and July and saw temperature records rewritten in more than 50 cities across the country.

In the Southern commune of Gallargues-le-Montueux, thermometers measured a French national record of 46 Celsius (114.8 Fahrenheit).

“We’ve observed 1,500 additional deaths… in those months,” the minister stated, adding that only around a half of the victims were elderly people, aged over 75, the rest being younger citizens.

Overall, the heat negatively affected the health of almost 20 million people in the country, according to Buzyn.

France Info radio station provided a more precise death toll of 1,435 people. 567 of them died during the first heatwave in late June – early July, with another 858 succumbing to the extreme weather in the final days of July.

The numbers might seem staggering, but they pale in comparison to previous heatwaves which hit France in summer 2003 and caused 15,000 additional deaths.
 

Ocean

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When is a drought a national security issue? When it's severe enough to threaten national security, especially transportation, crop production, cities and towns, and regional military training and safety.


Drought: Western U.S.​








The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC.


Another interesting look from NASA at the levels of water "stored" in soil here:

The map below shows surface soil moisture as of March 29, 2021, as measured by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites. The colors depict the wetness percentile; that is, how the levels of soil moisture compare to long-term records for the month. Blue areas have more abundant water than usual, and orange and red areas have less. The darkest reds represent dry conditions that should occur only 2 percent of the time (about once every 50 years).




The map below shows shallow groundwater storage as of March 29, 2021, as measured by the GRACE-FO satellites. The colors depict how the amount of groundwater compares to long-term records (1948-2010). Groundwater in aquifers is an important resource for crop irrigation and drinking water, and it also can sustain streams during dry periods. Groundwater takes months to rebound from drought, though, as it has to be slowly and steadily replenished by surface moisture that seeps down through soil and rock to the water table.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports on California water supply issues with the last report being from May 2021 (pdf):

As California enters the dry months of summer, this water year is on track to be one of the driest on record- due in no small measure to the lack of landfalling atmospheric rivers and persistent ridging/blocking over the Northeast Pacific Ocean (drought.gov). Statewide snowpack peaked on March 23rd with 64 percent its daily average, then shriveled to 17 percent of its daily average by the end of April, and to 7 percent by May 12th. Seasonal (October-April) precipitation totals were less than 50 percent of average in all three regions. Early May has been extremely dry, further reducing the seasonal average. California’s major reservoirs (excluding Lake Mead and Lake Powell) are collectively storing almost 8.5 million acre-feet less than they were this time last year. **** RESERVOIRS Total storage in California’s major reservoirs (excluding Lake Powell and Lake Mead) was 73 percent of average on April 30th, compared to 101 percent this time last year. Storage in Shasta Dam was 59 percent of average at the end of the month, roughly 1.4 million acre-feet less than this time last year. Storage in Lake Mead continues to decline, with reservoir levels approaching the 1,075-foot elevation that would trigger a Level 1 Water Shortage Declaration for the Lower Colorado River Basin.
here:
CA Water Supply Outlook Rep... by lawofsea

As near as I can determine, that "Level 1 Water Shortage Declaration" comes from Interim Guidelines for the Operation of Lake Powell and Lake Mead

D. Shortage Conditions 1. Deliveries to the Lower Division States during Shortage Condition Years shall be implemented in the following manner:


  • a. In years when Lake Mead content is projected to be at or below elevation 1,075 feet and at or above 1,050 feet on January 1, a quantity of 7.167 maf shall be apportioned for consumptive use in the Lower Division States of which 2.48 maf shall be apportioned for use in Arizona and 287,000 af shall be apportioned for use in Nevada in accordance with the Arizona-Nevada Shortage Sharing Agreement dated February 9, 2007, and 4.4 maf shall be apportioned for use in California.
  • b. In years when Lake Mead content is projected to be below elevation 1,050 feet and at or above 1,025 feet on January 1, a quantity of 7.083 maf shall be apportioned for consumptive use in the Lower Division States of which 2.4 maf shall be apportioned for use in Arizona and 283,000 af shall be apportioned for use in Nevada in accordance with the Arizona-Nevada Shortage Sharing Agreement dated February 9, 2007, and 4.4 maf shall be apportioned for use in California.
  • c. In years when Lake Mead content is projected to be below elevation 1,025 feet on January 1, a quantity of 7.0 maf shall be apportioned for consumptive use in the Lower Division States of which 2.32 maf shall be apportioned for use in Arizona and 280,000 af shall be apportioned for use in Nevada in accordance with the Arizona-Nevada Shortage Sharing Agreement dated February 9, 2007, and 4.4 maf shall be apportioned for use in California.


According to Lakesonline.com, Lake Mead's level on 27 June 2021 was 1,069.42 Feet MSL, about 160 feet below "full pool."

A "maf" is a Million Acre Feet"

One acre-foot equals about 326,000 gallons, or enough water to cover an acre of land, about the size of a football field, one foot deep.
So, a million acre feet would cover 1 million football fields with 1 foot of water each. In 2018, California applied 24.5 million acre feet of water to 8.4 million acres of irrigated land, according to the USDA.

If this drought continues in the west, where will the water come from to provide water to the large cities and farmland of the region? What will a shortage do to food costs? What step should be taken to to prevent a catastrooic failure of water supply?

Orange County, California, has a program that is helping as set out here:

This project is the world's largest wastewater purification system for indirect potable reuse. The Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) takes highly treated wastewater that would have previously been discharged into the Pacific Ocean and purifies it using a three-step advanced treatment process consisting of microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light with hydrogen peroxide. The process produces high-quality water that exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. Operational since January 2008, this state-of-the-art water purification project can produce up to 70 million gallons (265,000 cubic meters) of high-quality water every day. This is enough water to meet the needs of nearly 600,000 residents in north and central Orange County, California.
Other entities in California are turning to desalination Desalination Is Booming as Cities Run out of Water :

Some 30 miles north of San Diego, along the Pacific Coast, sits the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, the largest effort to turn salt water into fresh water in North America.
Each day 100 million gallons of seawater are pushed through semi-permeable membranes to create 50 million gallons of water that is piped to municipal users. Carlsbad, which became fully operational in 2015, creates about 10 percent of the fresh water the 3.1 million people in the region use, at about twice the cost of the other main source of water.
Expensive, yes, but vital for the fact that it is local and reliable. “Drought is a recurring condition here in California,” said Jeremy Crutchfield, water resources manager at the San Diego County Water Authority. “We just came out of a five-year drought in 2017. The plant has reduced our reliance on imported supplies, which is challenging at times here in California. So it’s a component for reliability.”
A second plant, similar to Carlsbad, is being built in Huntington, California with the same 50-million-gallon-a-day capability. Currently there are 11 desalination plants in California, and 10 more are proposed.
Not everyone is thrilled with desalination, pointing out that it requires great amounts of energy, as set out here and here. It should be noted that the "anti-desal" pieces are older than the startup of the San Diego Carlsbad plant.

Be that as it may, it's not like California's existing power issues are not well known, as set out California tells public to prepare for heatwave; power prices soar:

The group responsible for North American electric reliability has already warned that California is the U.S. region most at risk of power shortages this summer because the state increasingly relies on intermittent energy sources like wind and solar, and as climate change causes more extreme heat events, drought and wildfires across the U.S. West.
It would seem California needs to rethink many issues, including nuclear power to help power a system that will help it survive droughts.

And it's not like the rest of the West and the farm belt aren't facing similar issues.
 

Ocean

The Living Force

14 Astonishing Facts About The Blistering Heatwave That Is Absolutely Frying The Northwest Right Now!​



What we are witnessing right now is not even close to “normal”. I know that I have been making a lot of statements like that lately, but it is undeniable that some very strange things are happening. For example, over the past couple of years I have been consistently warning that global weather patterns were starting to go completely nuts, and at first there were some people that didn’t believe me. But now nobody can deny that global weather patterns have become really, really weird.



At this moment, the Northwest is being slammed by a “heat dome” that is absolutely unprecedented. In the past, there have been times when the weather has gotten really hot and a city or two may set a new high temperature record for a particular date, but this week we are seeing city after city shatter their all-time records for hottest temperature ever recorded on any date. We have never seen anything like this before, and hopefully this does not become “the new normal”.

The following are 14 astonishing facts about the blistering heatwave that is absolutely frying the Northwest right now…

#1 According to CBS News, this heatwave is “more rare than a once in a 1,000 year event”…

The heat wave baking the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada, is of an intensity never recorded by modern humans. By one measure it is more rare than a once in a 1,000 year event — which means that if you could live in this particular spot for 1,000 years, you’d likely only experience a heat dome like this once, if ever.
#2 CBS News Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli is reporting that there is only a “1/10,000+ chance” that a heat dome of this magnitude could form over the Northwest…

To put climate extremes into perspective we measure against the average. The sigma is the standard deviation of a normal distribution of expected values. In this case the heat dome sigma max is 4.4 – that means it’s outside of 99.99% of expected values or a 1/10,000+ chance
#3 The hottest temperature ever recorded in Portland, Oregon prior to this heatwave was 107 degrees. On Saturday, the high temperature in the city was 108.

#4 On Sunday, the high temperature in Portland reached 112 degrees. That broke the all-time record that was set just the day before by 4 degrees.

#5 Conditions were so hot in Portland on Sunday that it was actually “melting streetcar power cables”.

#6 It was being projected that the high temperature in Portland would hit 113 degrees on Monday. That would be the third day in a row that a new all-time record was set.

#7 Prior to this heatwave, the hottest that it had ever been in Eugene, Oregon was 108 degrees. On Sunday, the high temperature was 111 degrees.

#8 Prior to this heatwave, the hottest that it had ever been in Salem, Oregon was 108 degrees. On Sunday, the high temperature was 113 degrees.

#9 Prior to this heatwave, the hottest that it had ever been in Vancouver, Washington was 108 degrees. On Sunday, the high temperature was 112 degrees.

#10 Things were cooler in Seattle, but the Emerald City still hit a brand new all-time record high temperature of 104 degrees on Sunday.

#11 On Monday, it was being projected that the high temperature in Seattle would reach 111 degrees. That would break the new all-time record that was set on Sunday by 7 full degrees.

#12 In Everson, Washington the weather is so hot that it is causing sidewalks and roads to warp and buckle

In Everson, Washington, located about 100 miles north of Seattle, the heat proved so extreme that roads and sidewalks buckled. State officers shared photos of the cracked roadways, which rendered the streets unsafe and caused detours.
In Yakima, located in the southeastern portion of the state, other Twitter users shared photos of sidewalks buckling under the heat and popping out of the ground.
#13 What most people living in other parts of the country don’t realize is that millions upon millions of people living in the Northwest do not have any air conditioning. In fact, even in Seattle the percentage of people with air conditioning is “well under 50%”

Dr. Kristie Ebi, a professor at the University of Washington, told AccuWeather National Reporter Bill Wadell that she was particularly concerned for high-risk residents of the area, such as the elderly.
“We’re well under 50% of people who have access to air conditioning,” she said. “I was quite surprised a couple of years ago when we had a heat wave…I was the only one who had air conditioning, no one else did.”
#14 Incredibly, the weather is even hotter north of the border. On Sunday, the city of Lytton in British Columbia actually recorded the hottest temperature in the history of Canada

On Sunday, Lytton, British Columbia, recorded the highest temperature ever in Canada’s history as the thermometer soared to 116 F (46.6 C). The previous record for all of Canada was 113 F (45 C), set on July 5, 1937, in Midale and Yellowgrass, Saskatchewan.
This is completely and totally removed from any definition of “normal” that you would like to come up with.

Over the past few years, we have been witnessing unprecedented low temperatures, unprecedented high temperatures, unprecedented storms, unprecedented droughts and unprecedented natural disasters all over the world.

Our leaders insist that we can make this all go away if we just change our approach to the environment, but they are dead wrong.

The truth is that our entire planet is dramatically changing, and what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.

Weather conditions are expected to remain very hot throughout the rest of the summer here in the United States, and very hot weather usually means a high level of violence in our cities.

Sadly, that is exactly what is happening, and this past weekend in Chicago was particularly bloody

Even after for months running Chicago has typically seen many consecutive weekends with some 40 shootings every Saturday and Sunday, this weekend’s numbers have reached truly staggering new heights, with at least 77 people shot by Sunday night, including five killed.
Local Chicago news has noted further that seven of the surviving victims are minors of 17-years old or younger. From Saturday night, news of shootings came in so rapidly that police and reporters struggled to keep a tally, with Chicago PD citing 55 wounded across the city by Sunday evening.
Unfortunately, everyone agrees that a whole lot more violence is coming.

Our entire society is in the process of melting down all around us, and bizarre weather is not going to help matters.

But for now, the mainstream media continues to tell everyone that everything is going to turn out just fine somehow, and so most people are still deep in a state of blissful denial.
 

Gary

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The MSM is all over the Pacific Northwest heatwave of course, such as the BBC:

Canada weather: Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records - temperature hits 49.6C (121.3F)


Dozens of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records.

Police in the Vancouver area have responded to more than 130 sudden deaths since Friday. Most were elderly or had underlying health conditions, with heat often a contributing factor.

Canada broke its temperature record for a third straight day on Tuesday - 49.6C (121.3F) in Lytton, British Columbia.

The US north-west has also seen record highs - and a number of fatalities.

Experts say climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves. However, linking any single event to global warming is complicated.

This article from Electroverse provides a more balanced perspective:

AccuWeather meteorologist: Global warming not to blame for Northwest's heatwave


Some excerpts:

Record heat has been felt across the the Pacific Northwest this week, which has led the MSM and their placard-brandishing, sandal wearing EOTW groupies to draw the connection to ‘global warming’ aka ‘the climate crisis’ aka ‘terrifying terra firma broiling’.

However, AccuWeather Meteorologist Joe Lundberg is on the record as saying that AGW isn’t to blame here.

This is the 'calamatous earth-baking syndrome' the likes of the WP and BBC keep bleating on about.

There is only-ever one side of the climate story corrupted institutions such as these report on: heat.

Even as I'm writing this, the BBC has released an article entitled: "Canada Weather: Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records"; but when you delve into the story, the excess deaths they speak of were in the elderly and/or those that had underlying health conditions, where "heat is often a contributing factor" — in other words, the BBC has taken it upon themselves to assign the deaths to the heat.

Also according to the BBC's obfuscating claptrap of a story, "climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves", which is all well and good when it comes to pushing an agenda like CAGW, but as Tony Heller points out on his blog realclimatescience.com, history and science don't support such a claim.


This week in 1901, New York was shut down as extreme heat brought "death and much suffering":

1901 New York heatwave
And if 'global warming' is such a new and unprecedented phenomenon, then what caused the deadly European heatwave of 1911, which ran 70 days from July to September and killed more than 40,000 people in Paris alone, mostly babies:

1911 Paris heatwave

The deadliest heatwaves in history coincide with Solar Minimums.

This correlation serves as yet another example of how low solar activity-induced meridional jet stream flows can screw with Earth's weather patterns — a setup we're seeing now.

During these times of reduced solar output the jet streams weaken and revert to a wavy flow, and, depending on which side of the jet stream you find yourself on, you'll either experience unusual heat pulled up from the Tropics or anomalous cold dragged down from the Arctic (for more the mechanisms, click the link below).

RECAP: The Changing Jet Stream and Global Cooling

Where is the MSM reporting on all the cold records broken recently and incredible snow and ice gains in Greenland? From Adapt 2030:

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Avoid the cold in record heat


North America temp extremes


Incredible heat records broken as the new Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, but at the same time all time record ice gain on Greenland and well outside the norm cold events through June that never made any front page. Balance would be nice, so here is what wasn't reported, get out the hand warmers.

 

c.a.

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The MSM is all over the Pacific Northwest heatwave of course, such as the BBC:
Yep, a lot of emotional fear pron by the actors of MSM.

The current drought continues being a challenge for California's GDP agriculturally. With the potential of draining the states natural well's in the struggling Central Valley. Which also effect's the local population and on all fronts facing the state.

https://soundcloud.com/circleofblue%2Fcalifornia-drought-rural-wells

The cold drop of this week will completely dissipate tomorrow Saturday, giving way to hot and summer conditions. It will be hot in the west, especially on Sunday with over 30 ° C. Peaks above 35 ° C possible in the south-east.

We can speak of "rotten" summer, average accumulation of 144 mm between June 16 and July 15 ... Biggest accumulation since 1959. And it is not over, another cold drop could concern us around July 25 , this probability is gaining ground


As Drought Conditions Intensify, Governor Newsom Calls on Californians to Take Simple Actions to Conserve Water
Published: Jul 08, 2021

As Climate Change Turns Up The Heat in Las Vegas, Water Managers Try to Wring New Savings to Stretch Supply
WESTERN WATER IN-DEPTH:
Western Water June 25, 2021 By Gary Pitzer (15 minute read)
Rising temperatures are expected to drive up water demand as historic drought in the Colorado River Basin imperils Southern Nevada’s key water source

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Drought in the Colorado River Basin has pushed the water level in Lake Mead, Southern Nevada's main water source, to a historic low. (Source: Southern Nevada Water Authority)Image 2 of 7
 
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