If you thought nuking a hurricane was bizarre, check out some other ideas that are (almost) laughable. “Beyond Trump’s nuclear bomb idea: how scientists dream of killing hurricanes.” @NatGeo #hurricane #weirdscience

There are even stranger ideas for how to take down a tropical cyclone than bombing it with a nuclear warhead, as President Trump suggested. www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/beyond-nukes-how-scientists-dream-of-killing-hurricanes/

As our climate warms, even in traditionally hot regions, the ‘silent killer’ is taking its toll. “Heat Deaths Jump in Southwest United States, Puzzling Officials.” @nytimes #climate #heat #azwx #nvwx

The number of heat-related deaths has more than tripled in Arizona and Nevada since 2014, new data show, raising concern about the limits of adaptation. www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/climate/heat-deaths-southwest.html

Dorian’s reached hurricane status & intensification is inevitable. Folks from FL Keys to southern SC coast should prepare. Here’s a page of Hurricane Safety & Preparedness info I hope you’ll find helpful. #hurricane #dorian #hurricanedorian #prwx #flwx #gawx #scwx #hurricaneprep

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season began with the arrival of June…but with the late summer and autumn months comes the peak of activity. This is a list of tropical cyclone safety and preparedness links that I hope you’ll find helpful and spearhead your preparedness plan. tornadoquest.org/hurricane-safety-and-preparedness/

Important climate read. “@IPCC_CH land report showed we’re entering an era of damage control.” @skepticscience #climate #climatechange #IPCC

The IPCC has published a new report on climate and land. The report includes chapters on land-climate interactions (land use changes are accelerating global warming, which is causing more extreme weather), desertification (deserts are expanding), land degradation (declining quality of soil, for example), and food security. The latter is a particularly critical topic, given our dependence on food and water supplies for survival. skepticalscience.com/news.php

“Rain will not extinguish Amazon fires for weeks, weather experts say.” (The rainy season in the #Amazon on average begins in late September & takes weeks to build to widespread rains.” @Reuters #amazonfires

Weak rainfall is unlikely to extinguish a record number of fires raging in Brazil’s Amazon anytime soon, with pockets of precipitation through Sept. 10 expected to bring only isolated relief, according to weather data and two experts. www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-environment-wildfire-rains/rain-will-not-extinguish-amazon-fires-for-weeks-weather-experts-say-idUSKCN1VH11R

“’100-year’ floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps.” (Journal reference to original study included in article.) @ScienceDaily #climate #flooding

Researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in New England; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shorelines.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190822165010.htm