U.N. Climate Report reinforces warning, local impacts of climate change will continue and likely worsen

NOW: U.N. Climate Report reinforces warning, local impacts of climate change will continue and likely worsen

The latest U.N. Climate Report issued Monday is a dire warning. Climate change is happening, humans are the cause and the impacts will worsen.
The report is a call to action for the world and its leaders. If actions are taken to greatly reduce carbon dioxide, by stopping the use of fossil fuels, a worst case scenario can be avoided.

Extreme weather has been linked to climate change

  • Record Breaking Rain & Flooding
  • Stronger and More Total Hurricanes
  • Record Breaking Heat
  • Historic Drought
  • Record Number & Size of Wildfires

Locally we have been impacts my extreme weather attributed to climate change.

Just this year we saw a four inch, single day rainfall in late June, that caused flooding and road damage. That rainfall luckily broke what was turning into a drought. When it’s wet it is really wet and dry spells are more extreme as well.

Extreme rainfall of more than 4 Extreme rainfall of more than 4

This summer has also been hot, not in the total number of 90 degree days but extremely muggy nights. Extreme heat in summer is increasing.

The number of muggy nights ( +68°) is at nearly 30 for the year, plus a few days with highs in the 90s with more extreme heat expected this week. ( Aug 9, 2021)

More impacts have been documented our Local Climate Impact page.

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