Everything is Interconnected

970832_10153091136195497_1060532036_nClimate Change in the News1391694_590095197723795_1697668544_n

Everything is interconnected.  Pollution in China affects weather and ocean levels everywhere else on earth.

A year ago was the Super Storm Sandy,  and climate change just won’t go away!  Sandy was the 2nd most expensive storm ever for the United States! Because of the rising oceans, the damage of these storms will just continue to increase.  But this was not the only extreme weather event in the past year –   floods, drought and many forest fires also added expense to tax payers and the cost of insurance. And most important the loss of human lives. It is a reality that we are all paying for extreme weather. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/hurricane-sandy-impact-infographic_n_4171243.html

This is from meteorologist, Paul Douglas in the Startribune on 11-3-13 :

It is a fact that the growing season in Minnesota is 2 weeks longer than it was just a few years ago.  “It is what we don’t know that makes scientists nervous. The unknown unknowns.  The Arctic is warmer than any time in the last 120,000 years – the Pacific Ocean is warming faster than any time in the last 10,000 years. Everything is connected, How will this impact us?  Great question.  Climate volatility is favoring all-weather now.”

In Alaska, October also has set records for warmth and rain instead of snow:

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alaska-roasts-during-october-reigniting-wildfire-16678

Some scientists are worried that climate change is going to affect our food supply in the future:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/climate-change-threatens-world-food-supply-panel-warns/article15230594/

And yes, pollution is harmful to us all:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/11/an-8-year-old-girls-lung-cancer-is-attributed-to-air-pollution.html

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