2017 was the hottest year yet in the world’s oceans

    Jan 28, 2018 – National Geographic –

    According to researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017 was the warmest year on record in the ocean. The study measured the rising temperature of the ocean as a whole, but the Atlantic and Antarctic Oceans, they found, experienced the most warming.


    Flooding in Paris

    Jan 28, 2018 – The Guardian –

    Paris remained on flood alert after the Seine burst its banks, leaving streets inundated and forcing part of the Louvre to close. Forecasters said the flooding should peak by the end of the day.


    In less than 3 months, a major international city will likely run out of water

    Jan 26, 2018 – CNN –

    City officials in Cape Town were saying that the day when the taps run dry would come on April 22. This week, they moved up the date to April 12. Cape Town is South Africa’s second-largest city and home to more than 4 million people.


    Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

    Jan 21, 2018 – Canadian Press –

    The Canadian Institute of Actuaries has released a report of their analysis of extreme weather. It shows a steady increase.


    New York City takes on oil industry over climate change

    Jan 11, 2018 – Globe & Mail –

    New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city’s pension funds.


    Plastics pile up as China refuses to take the West’s recycling

    Jan 11, 2018 – New York Times –

    Most of us think that the plastic we put in our blue boxes goes somewhere to be put to good use. Actually, until the beginning of this year, it was baled and shipped to China. What they did with it there is unclear. Some was bleached, chipped, and reused. Much was incinerated. Now China won’t take our recyclables and we don’t know what to do about it. Currently, it is just piling up and in some places we are incinerating it ourselves.


    Deadly California mudslide ‘like Niagara falls’ as hills turn to rivers of debris

    Jan 10, 2018 – The Guardian –

    At least 17 people have been killed, with the death toll expected to rise, after heavy rains caused a violent mudslide exacerbated by recent wildfire damage.


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