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June’s Top 5 Extreme Weather Events In The U.S.

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5. California Wildfire Prompts Evacuation: A San Diego County wildfire necessitated the evacuation of 150 homes. Over 500 firefighters were dispatched to attack the 907-acre blaze, which was fanned by strong gusts of wind and sent flames burning along the highway.

According to an NOAA analysis, the Northern Hemisphere land and ocean average surface temperature for last month was the all-time warmest May on record, at 0.85C (1.53F) above average. And as Amanda Staudt notes, its time for policymakers to start connecting the dots on carbon pollution.The recent influx of western wildfires not to mention flooding, record heat, and the like is extremely unlikely to occur under otherwise natural conditions.

Some states and insurance companies are beginning to recognize this, and regulators in California, Washington, and New York recently announced that insurance companies will be required to assess and disclose climate-related risks they face.

This post was originally published by Climate Progress.

AP Photo/Ed Andrieski


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5:11AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Thank you ClimateProgress, for Sharing this!

1:42PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

yikes

3:22PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

Climate change is here people. Thanks for posting Steven Perlberg's June list. I hope there be one for July, that is if we are still here to read it.

5:35AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

We'll soon destroy the planet and I hope everyone is looking forward to the next mass extinction event because it's our turn next! ;-)>

2:22PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

ty

4:46AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

something to think about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSsOw9Gc84c

1:21AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Thanks for all the info.

12:13AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Study http://Braun2012.US for real solutions to employment, ecology, 
energy, and needed 21st-Century U.S. Constitutional amendments.
Houston's Dr. David R. Criswell has a noble plan using proved
technology to bring cheap electricity to every person on Earth...
http://lunarsolarpowersystem.blogspot.com

9:57PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

There is still time to do something but it seems as though they are waiting till all is lost and then they'll say, "if only who had listened and responded."

9:50PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

How many more June's will we even have before we completely destroy the planet?

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