Not The Weather Report
"Floods, wildfires, heatwaves and droughts often result from a combination of interacting physical processes across multiple spatial and temporal scales. The combination of processes (climate drivers and hazards)... is referred to as a ‘compound event’"
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Climate change news for Thursday 17th of May 2018
"Countries with high levels of human well-being are more likely to show increasing forest growth… The logical leap of faith here is to think that a remedy for... ongoing loss and degradation of... forests would be... development in deforested countries. But..."
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""[The] intensity of sandstorms is increasing across the world,” said Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general at the Centre for Science and Environment… He cited [several] studies... linking the phenomenon to sudden increases in surface temperature."
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"The North Pacific High may be becoming more variable and driving a bigger swath of Western [U.S.] ecosystems to biological synchrony — a deceptively nice-sounding situation wherein disparate populations operate on the same clock..."
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"Kobus Steenkamp's farm sprawls along a dirt road in South Africa's central plains... Steenkamp woke up here one morning after the rains in 2010 to find something strange happening with his sheep. "You could see there's blood at their backs""
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Inside Climate News
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Headline #1 photo: By thinboyfatter - Pelican Waters Bush Fire 16th November 2006, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6823520
Headline #2 photo: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1193410
Headline #4 photo: By Ellermeyer - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2203232
Headline #5 photo: By Gaurav Pattnaik - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49247535
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