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/
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
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
100-Year Floods Could Soon Happen Annually in Parts of U.S., Study Finds – Yale E360: e360.yale.edu/digest/100-year-floods-could-soon-happen-annually-in-parts-of-u-s-study-finds
The beneficial ozone up in the stratosphere has an evil cousin, and it’s right here on the ground. grist.org/article/weve-got-another-ozone-problem-and-its-not-what-you-think/
Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up: m.phys.org/news/2019-08-mississippi-threat-hurricane-season.html
Lightning strikes detected within 200 to 300 miles of the North Pole constitute a rare, though probably not unprecedented, event. www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/08/12/lightning-struck-within-miles-north-pole-saturday-rapid-arctic-warming-continues/