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(blog.ucsusa.org) Dangerous Heat Wave to Grip the US: Top 10 Lessons to Survive Extreme Heat. - The US National Weather Service heat index forecast for June 18, 2016 looks scary. It indicates a dangerous situation that everyone who lives in the red areas in the map below should take steps to prepare for. I am not kidding. Extreme heat can be life threatening if not taken seriously .. read more ...

(WEForum.org) The last time the atmosphere held as much carbon dioxide as it does today was about three million years ago – a time when sea levels were 10-30 meters higher than they are now. Climate models have long struggled to duplicate those large fluctuations in sea levels – until now. Indeed, for the first time, a high-quality model of Antarctic ice and climate has been able to simulate these large swings. That is smart science, but it brings devastating news. ... read this article at Weforum.org

(WashingtonPost) It was such a different time — and yet, the message was so similar. Thirty years ago, on June 10 and 11 of 1986, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works commenced two days of hearings, convened by Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.), on the subject of “Ozone Depletion, the Greenhouse Effect, and Climate Change.” ... read more at Washington Post

(Mashable.com) Another month, another shattered global temperature record. According to preliminary readings from NASA, May 2016 was the warmest such month on record for the planet, dating back to 1880. Global average surface temperatures were 0.93 degrees Celsius, or 1.67 degrees Fahrenheit, above average for the month, beating out the old record, which was set in May 2014. ... read more at mashable.com

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(Spiegel Online) Im kalten Norden Amerikas sprießen auf einmal Pflanzen. Ein Nasa-Bild zeigt die Entwicklung eindrücklich. Das nördlichste Amerika wird grüner. Teile der arktischen Tundra ähneln mittlerweile Landschaften in wärmeren Gefilden. "Der Trend zum Grün ist unzweifelhaft", sagt Nasa-Forscher Jeffrey Masek. ... Bild und Text bei Spiegel Online

(Boston Globe) Thursday, while the nation debated the relative size of Republican genitalia, something truly awful happened. Across the northern hemisphere, the temperature, if only for a few hours, apparently crossed a line: it was more than two degrees Celsius above “normal” for the first time in recorded history and likely for the first time in the course of human civilization. ... read more at Boston Globe

(Hakai Magazine) Evicted by Climate Change - Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, as the land around them vanishes, they’re puzzling through the problem of moving. .. read more at Hakai Magazine

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The Ninglick River has been steadily consuming the bank that Newtok sits along at an average rate of 21 meters per year. The riverbank is now 55.5 meters from the nearest home. Illustration by Mark Garrison (based on the Arctic Slope Consulting Group’s Newtok Erosion Shoreline Map)

Now predicted to last until at least the end of 2016 – By far the longest event in recorded history

In 1998, a huge underwater heatwave killed 16% of the corals on reefs around the world. Triggered by the El Niño of that year, it was declared the first major global coral bleaching event. The second global bleaching event that struck was triggered by the El Niño of 2010. The US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the third global bleaching event in October 2015 and it has already become the longest event recorded, impacting some reefs in consecutive years. .. read more: http://www.globalcoralbleaching.org 

001 Coral Bleaching in the Maldives