Not The Weather Report
""The older ice tends to be the thick ice—and the thick ice is the stuff that can take a punch," said Mark Serreze, director of the NSIDC. The new report also shows that Arctic sea ice hit a near-record low for the season last month"
Photo credit: Robbie Russell NASA
Climate change news for Tuesday 15th of May 2018
"Eight months ago, Category 5 Hurricane Maria destroyed Dominica resident Simon Walsh’s roof and most of his walls... “I had no future to see”... The World Bank estimated the total damage at $1.3 billion, or 224 percent of [Dominica's] gross domestic product"
Illustration: Cynthia Kittler
"[WA] State policy dictates a controversial process of “managed retreat” for already-developed areas at risk of coastal erosion due to sea level rise. This means public infrastructure is gradually dismantled... and private properties are surrendered to the sea..."
Photo credit: Lancelin Coastal Plains Coastcare.
"Traditional ecological knowledge collected from subsistence hunters can provide important insights… Hunters noted large changes to the climate... Most hunters reported loss of sea ice, receding glaciers, unstable weather, and warmer temperatures"
Photo credit: see #4 below
"The sport must take notice of a report published by... the UK’s largest climate change action group, in February. The document... [states] that [in the UK] “wetter winters and more intense summer downpours are disrupting the game at every level""
Photo credit: via Pakistan Today
Headline #4 photo: By Mike Beauregard - originally posted to Flickr as The Hunter HuntedUploaded using F2ComButton, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10685308
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