Excellent video on climate science physics behind the 2023 global heatwave.
Category Archives: Climate Change
The Philadelphia Inquirer has an important story about James Hansen’s testimony to the Senate on June 24, 1988 (link). Well worth reading.
For the 2nd Friday in July, there was flooding in the historic Wingohocking Creek Watershed, this time at E Mt Pleasant Ave and Sprague St. The previous July 2020 flood occured at Belfield and Church on July 10th (link).
Here is a short video that shows the flooding between the SEPTA bridge and Devon St.
This flooding was caused by the blocked stormwater inlet shown in this picture.
The July 11th Belfield and Church flooding (link), on the other hand, was caused by too much stormwater runoff overwhelming the sewers in that area.
The July 24 rainfall for Philadelphia is shown in this map which shows that our area got 1.5 – 2 inches and parts of Germantown got 2.5 – 3 inches.
As our global climate warms, we are seeing more intense rain storms. The July 10 and July 24 storms are an example of what we can expect. Please let me know if you see historic Wingohocking Watershed flooded intersections, railroad underpasses of other flooding so that we can log and document them to make sure that the City is aware and taking steps to both clear our inlets and increase our combined sewer capacity to reduce future flooding.
If you live near on of PWD’s 24 flood prone intersections (link) please be sure to get homeowners – renters insurance.
My new video shows how Marcellus shale gas is changing economics of plastic production, increasing risks of plastic pollution and climate change.
Vox has a great video that explains how loss of sea ice in the arctic is affecting our weather.
Peter Sinclair (https://climatecrocks.com/) provides excellent video interviews with climate scientists. Here’s an interview with Asa Rennermalm of Rutgers.
NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center is forecasting up to 20-inches of rain for Texas coastal areas over next 7 days (link).
Corpus Christie and Houston are in 20+ inch total 7-day rainfall belt, New Orleans is in the 4-6 inch belt.
Here’s an ArcGIS 10.3 map of the WPC forecast to show the rain belts and Texas – Louisiana cities.
Best wishes to all in path of this major flooding event.
The Snow,Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic, or SWIPA, has released a report on their 5 year study. Highlights have been summarized in this powerful video.
I recommend Peter Sinclair’s Climate Denial Crock of the Week for those concerned about climate change.
This animated gif shows changes in annual mean temperature at 12 East Coast USA airports that had continuous daily data for the 1950 – 2015 period. The data was retrieved from Weather Underground using the R weatherData package .
11 of the 12 airports (all but JAX) show statistically significant increases in annual mean temperatures.