Showing posts from September 8, 2013

Colorado Flooding Breaking Records And Cutting Off Towns

Addition 9/26/13:

More Than 91 Million In Flood Damage

Article states this doesn't include private property. I would then suspect it also doesn't include damage to crops, loss of cattle and other animals due to fracking spills in flood waters. I would also assume even further this does not cover residual health effects on residents. This is the physical cost of climate change. The emotional toll is also one that is far greater and often overlooked.

Addition 9/15/13:

Colorado Floods Causing Fracking Spills

From Earth First! News

It appears that an unknown number of underwater frack wells are leaking into the flood waters tearing through Colorado. Although local activists have sent emails with photographs documenting toppled industrial tanks, there has been no response from media or authorities.

According to one activist, “There has been no mention of the gas wells on the Denver newscasts either last night or this evening although all stations have had extensive and extended f…

Scientists:Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Directly Affected By Climate Change

Scientists Weigh Climate Change Role in 2012 Weather

Willie Drye

for National Geographic

Published September 5, 2013

A sprawling global team of meteorologists who examined the marquee extreme weather events of 2012—including Hurricane Sandy, drought in the U.S. Midwest, and melting arctic ice—found that human-induced climate change was a factor in half of the dozen events they studied.

The scientists, who published their findings Thursday in the Bulletin of the American Meteorology Society, acknowledged that determining how much influence climate change has on particular extreme weather events is an evolving science, and that better tools are needed to measure that influence.

"(W)hile climate models may indicate a human effect is causing increases in the chances of having extremely high precipitation in a region (much like speeding increases the chances of having an accident), natural variability can still be the primary factor in any individual extreme event," the autho…