More extreme weather is on the way for the hapless residents of Bangladesh, New York and the western US, facing the prospect of worsening fire and flood. There is a new future for New York. By the close of the century, thanks to sea level rise and global heating, parts of it could be swept by hurricane-driven catastrophic floods almost every year. Things don’t look much brighter for much of Bangladesh. Scientists have recalculated the risk of flooding by the Brahmaputra river system to find that, even without the climate emergency, they had under-estimated the likelihood of devastating floods across the crowded, low-lying landscape. And far away in the American west, US citizens face yet more and more devastating seasons of fire. The area incinerated by severe fires has increased eight-fold in the last 40 years, thanks to intensifying heat and drought. And thanks to climate change, drought will become more extended and more frequent. The temperatures, too, will go on rising.
Climate News Network 14th Dec 2020 read more »
Climate change: Fossil fuels are set to make 2020 the warmest year on record as oil industry keeps expanding – Dr Richard Dixon. Last week it was announced that last month was the warmest November humanity has ever experienced. It was also confirmed that 2020 is heading towards being the warmest year on record.
Scotsman 14th Dec 2020 read more »
Scotland: Nature to be given 30 per cent of country under SNP’s new plans.
The National 14th Dec 2020 read more »