Photos from Climate Impacts Day

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:06 PM GMT on May 06, 2012

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On Saturday, May 5, the activist group 350.org, founded by Bill McKibben, launched a new effort to "connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather." They declared May 5 Climate Impacts Day, and coordinated an impressive global effort of nearly 1,000 events in 100 countries to draw attention to the links between climate change and extreme weather. Their new climatedots.org website aims to get people involved to "protest, educate, document and volunteer along with thousands of people around the world to support the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis." Below are photos from some of the many events on Climate Impacts Day as archived on the climatedots.org website. It is remarkable to view the slide show on their web site and see the degree of global participation this event had; 350.org has created a dedicated and creative global climate movement that will be a major force to reckon with in the coming years.


Figure 1. Volunteers in the city of Salvador, Brazil, have connected the dots have and drawn people's attention to sea level rise and what it impacts in our life.


Figure 2. Madaba, Jordan. "Drops (of water) are dots of hope". A beautiful message from King's Academy in drought-prone Jordan.


Figure 3. Activists hold a banner in front of a damaged coral reef in the vulnerable Marshall Islands. Rising temperatures and increased CO2 uptake are raising the acidity of the ocean, which bleaches and ultimately kills fragile coral reefs.


Figure 4. One thousand students in Bekaa, Lebanon make their dots into the wheels of a giant bicycle to raise awareness about the threat of air pollution, and to advocate for bike lanes.


Figure 5. In 2009, at 17,785 feet in Bolivia's Cordillera Oriental was the Chacaltaya Glacier. Before its unexpected melting, it was home to Bolivia's only ski resort and the first tow-rope ever to be built in South America. Today all that remains is a rocky mountain-top that only receives seasonal snowfall. Photo by Lauren Farnsworth.


Figure 6. Ausable Valley, NY, USA: Young people in New York understand the first-hand impacts of climate change. Hurricane Irene, the third five-hundred-year climate event in the last twelve months, devastated communities in the region and pummeled the beachfront with debris.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting BtnTx:
These nighttime images are awesome!


Here's the link to those nightime pictures...Enjoy!!
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361. BtnTx
Quoting pcola57:
These nighttime images are awesome!
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MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
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WARNING POSITION:
070000Z --- NEAR 6.2S 127.7E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 150 DEGREES AT 06 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 060 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 035 KT, GUSTS 045 KT
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REPEAT POSIT: 6.2S 127.7E
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FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
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RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 030 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
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025 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
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030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
025 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 215 DEG/ 06 KTS
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MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 050 KT, GUSTS 065 KT
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100000Z --- 11.1S 124.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
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060 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
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VECTOR TO 96 HR POSIT: 240 DEG/ 04 KTS
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96 HRS, VALID AT:
110000Z --- 11.9S 122.8E
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VECTOR TO 120 HR POSIT: 260 DEG/ 05 KTS
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120 HRS, VALID AT:
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Tis the season...

Lake Charles NWS discussion

2ND SHOT AT PRECIP COMES BEGINNING FRIDAY AS THE SWRN CONUS LOW
OPENS UP AND PUSHES EWD...SPREADING WEAK WAVES ACROSS THE GULF
COAST REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS
PROGGED TO DEVELOP OVER THE WRN GULF AND MOVE EWD.
..THUS POPS ARE
TRENDED DOWNWARD FROM SOUTH TO NORTH THROUGH SATURDAY.

MARINE...
WINDS SHOULD REMAIN LIGHT AND SRLY...ALTHOUGH A BRIEF SHOT OF MORE
MODERATE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE THE NEXT EVENING OR TWO WITH THE
TYPICAL NOCTURNAL JETTING WE SEE OVER THE WRN GULF. SCA CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT ON WEDNESDAY...WITH A BETTER CHANCE
LATE IN THE PERIOD AS THE GULF LOW MENTIONED EARLIER PASSES BY.



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Awesome Cat: NIGHT!!

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Time for Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell...Somewhere In Time...



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Good night all
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Low pressure off of Carolina coast doesn't look well-organized at all...oh well...I guess its not going to develop...
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Quoting pcola57:
Yessss...Thanks so much WXGeekVA...
Sorry about the triple post but at least it's not at a peak time...and yes I believe the other site was restricted...Bravo!!


No problem, glad I could help!
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Yessss...Thanks so much WXGeekVA...
Sorry about the triple post but at least it's not at a peak time...and yes I believe the other site was restricted...Bravo!!
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Quoting pcola57:


#344 worked!
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Quoting pcola57:
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Not seeing it... Is it from a site that won't allow linking?
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341. BtnTx
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Ok WXGeekVa..gonna work on it..
TY for your help :)
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Quoting pcola57:
Ok Patrap WXGeekVA or whomever would like to help me...I've learned how to title my links properly (post#321) ..Hurrah!
Now I would like to be able to post an image as I seem to be having trouble with that...anyone?


Copy image location by right clicking it, then paste it after clicking image on the blog, post comment, and it should work.
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Quoting Patrap:
Thanx for the memories "Goober", and for pumping the Hi-test and wiping the windshield.

Fair winds.

George Lindsey Dead: 'Andy Griffith Show' Actor Known As Goober Pyle Dies At 83
Wow the reality of growing older hits me again as my parents are in the late 80's and my Grandmother is 104.
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Quoting help4u:
No major hurricane has hit United States since 2005,1 st longest in history of keeping tracks of storms!Once in a million years event.


Obviously caused by AGW.
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Ok Patrap WXGeekVA or whomever would like to help me...I've learned how to title my links properly (post#321) ..Hurrah!
Now I would like to be able to post an image as I seem to be having trouble with that...anyone?
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Quoting RitaEvac:


Need to hear from the guy near Budda, TX to see how how the rains were


Yeah, I'm curious too. I'm hoping the rains to the west of there are hitting the reservoirs. They need it badly.
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Some great pics of the moon everybody. This is about the best I could do picture wise. At High Island Beach on Bolivar. That was an emotional first trip back since before Ike. Which turned comical with my husband and I trying to work the camera. I bet everyone else was like, " I wish those two old fools would shut up and just enjoy it!" Which we finally did. :)


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Quoting nigel20:
There is a continued upward trend in the SOI...i don't know how long it will last


We maybe seeing a larger step up like in Dec of last year. ESPI just plummeted from -0.13 to -0.47 in the last week.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


Ummm, that uptick is very interesting. Maybe,El Nino will delay it's appearance if it does at all.

I guess we have to just wait and see
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Quoting help4u:
No major hurricane has hit United States since 2005,1 st longest in history of keeping tracks of storms!Once in a million years event.


Have to ask Grothar about that.
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No major hurricane has hit United States since 2005,1 st longest in history of keeping tracks of storms!Once in a million years event.
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Need to hear from the guy near Budda, TX to see how how the rains were
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314,I dream of Jeannie and Raquel Welch in a cellophane bikini.But I digress.
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Quoting bappit:

Fine Art of Storms
lots more where that came from
Lots of storms and landscapes.

HEH !
Just checking in to check out for the night and saw your post. Thanks for including the link!

Did not see the Sun at all today, and from the looks of the SatLoops, we have some nasty stuff approaching from the S/W again.
Never known a dry season like this.
What's it all about, Alfie ?
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Quoting pcola57:
Ok Patrap,
I'll try and change my last posted links...
TY



naw, leave um as is.

They fine.

One can use the preview when needed to see wassup before posting in.

I do it during the "Season", like when I post the new ATCF Model Solutions and stuff.

Only took me 2.3 years to figger it out.

But I was a yakky for a spell.

: )
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Ok Patrap and WXGeekVA,
I'll try and change my last posted links...
TY
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Quoting pcola57:
European Links for African continent...
(hope this comes out ok...By the way how do you re-name a link when posting?)



Link



Link


Type what you want the link to say, highlight it, then click on link and enter it there.
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Quoting pottery:
Meanwhile--
Google "Mitch Dobrowner photos" and check the winning images in the Sony photo competition.
Spectacular shots of Texas Twisters...

Fine Art of Storms
lots more where that came from
Lots of storms and landscapes.
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Quoting pcola57:
European Links for African continent...
(hope this comes out ok...By the way how do you re-name a link when posting?)



Link



Link


Where it says "link" in the box, remove it and enter the text you want


http://www.sat24.com/af" target="_blank" onclick="if(!checkUrl(this.href)) return false;" rel="nofollow">Link


Moon Image
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European Links for African continent...



African Continent Current-click on to zoom



African Continent 4 day forecast
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..please, Mr Picture,Picture.








This image shows the moon at centre, with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-coloured troposphere, the lowest and most dense portion of the Earth's atmosphere. The troposphere ends abruptly at the tropopause, which appears in the image as the sharp boundary between the orange- and blue- coloured atmosphere. The silvery-blue noctilucent clouds extend far above the Earth's troposphere.
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Quoting EugeneTillman:


The troposphere is made up of different components that the stratosphere. Likewise different heat conductors and absorbers.


No it isn't. It is made of the same gases, just different concentrations. Like the troposphere, the stratosphere is comprised mainly of nitrogen and oxygen, with trace amounts of other gases (CO2, O3, etc.).

What you're implying is that the troposphere and the stratosphere can heat and cool independent of one another, which not only violates the laws of thermodynamics but also flies in the face of atmospheric physics.

Fundamentally, it comes down to energy balance. The difference between incoming and outgoing energy determines the overall temperature of our planet. If either the incoming energy increases or the outgoing energy decreases, our planet warms. No amount of finagling with physics will make the planet warm up otherwise. The energy has to come from somewhere. In other words, the Earth doesn't just start warming up just because it feels like it.
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hi guys,

SALINE MO-759 PM CDT SUN MAY 6 2012

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SALINE COUNTY UNTIL 845 PM CDT...

AT 755 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MALTA BEND...OR 6 MILES WEST OF MARSHALL...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM...ALONG WITH HEAVY RAIN.

LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE... MARSHALL...SLATER AND MIAMI.

TORRENTIAL RAIN...WHICH MAY FLOOD LOW LYING AREAS SUCH AS DITCHES AND UNDERPASSES...IS ALSO LIKELY. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE ON A FLOODED ROADWAY.

LAT...LON 3897 9331 3917 9346 3923 9337 3923 9335
3925 9334 3926 9333 3933 9324 3933 9323
3938 9318 3912 9295 3910 9294
TIME...MOT...LOC 0059Z 243DEG 17KT 3914 9328
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Quoting nigel20:
There is a continued upward trend in the SOI...i don't know how long it will last


Ummm, that uptick is very interesting. Maybe,El Nino will delay it's appearance if it does at all.
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I'm Talky Tina...and I took care of earlier problems on the blog...

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Quoting AstroHurricane001:


No indication whether this is the cause, but Peru's coast is about 2C warmer than normal, and has been since the beginning of the year when a warm pool of surface water collected north of Chile.
maybe somebody was shooting off fireworks and it scared them all to death

j/k
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Quoting Patrap:
Thanx for the memories "Goober", and for pumping the Hi-test and wiping the windshield.

Fair winds.

George Lindsey Dead: 'Andy Griffith Show' Actor Known As Goober Pyle Dies At 83

Condolences to his friends, fans, and family. He always seemed like a decent guy.

*****

I notice that a lot of the TV actors from the 60s are beginning to die with regularity. I guess that is to be expected, but I'm giving notice now --when Barbara Eden goes, I board the mothership. I will not live in a world without Jeannie. (She was my first love.)
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Thanx for the memories "Goober", and for pumping the Hi-test and wiping the windshield.

Fair winds.

George Lindsey Dead: 'Andy Griffith Show' Actor Known As Goober Pyle Dies At 83
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