Tag: "extreme weather"

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Deep and Prolonged Freeze in Mongolia Leaves Millions of Livestock Dead

Mongolia is suffering the worst winter most locals can ever remember. Aid agencies are calling it a ‘slowly unfolding disaster’ as record low temperatures continue to devastate nomadic herder communities, reports the BBC. The government says over 4.5 million animals have died as a result of the extreme temperatures, sometimes dipping as low as -40oC. […]

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Liveblogging from the UBC Resilience Symposium: Uncertain Water Supplies

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford featured during living blogging at UBC Resilience Symposium: From the live blogging site: Deborah Hartford, the Executive Director of the Simon Fraser University Adaptation to Climate Change Team pointed out that global warming has diverse and unpredictable effects on water cycles around the world, from flooding in the UK to […]

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“Dry ski slopes will be least of B.C.’s troubles,” reports Mark Hume

A quick glance at the news will tell you how much the unusually mild weather is affecting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Only 3 days into the competition, events have been postponed due to the dreaded rainfall organizers were hoping would be snow by the time February rolled around. Just recently, local venue […]

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Water Shortages Could Trigger Conflict

Reuters journalist Alister Doyle reports that world-wide water shortages caused by climate change could become a strong catalyst for conflict, especially in developing countries. “The main manifestations of rising temperatures … are about water,” said Zafar Adeel, chair of UN-Water, which coordinates work on water among 26 UN agencies. Read the full report on here.

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Australia’s worst dust storm in 70 years

Australia’s worst dust storm in 70 years left large parts of the country’s eastern coast glowing in an eerie orangey-red light…not to mention a horrific amount of dust. Check out the video from Seven News and the footage of Sydney. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yVlGfQHgMY

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Okanagan wildfires threaten thousands of residents in Kelowna

Okanagan wildfires threaten thousands of residents in Kelowna

The evacuation order for several neighbourhoods surrounding the Kelowna area have now been replaced with evacuation alerts. Vicious wildfires have again been threatening thousands of residents in Kelowna. Approximately 11,000 people were forced to flee their homes under evacuation order, by blazes that were sparked on last week. The Terrace Mountain fire is estimated to […]

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Australia Turns to the Sea for Drinking Water

Australia Turns to the Sea for Drinking Water

The worst drought in a century, especially in Australia’s most populated and fastest growing regions, has forced state governments to make expensive, and in some quarters unpopular, decisions to secure water supply.As rainfall dwindles, new dams are a less-than-promising prospect, so governments have looked to the boundless resource surrounding the country — the sea — […]

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Experts Warn that the West Coast of Africa will be Submerged by 2099

Swathes of West Africa’s coastline extending from the orange dunes in Mauritania to the dense tropical forests in Cameroon will be underwater by the end of the century as a direct consequence of climate change, environmental experts warn.“The coastline will be completely changed by the end of this century because the sea level is rising […]

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