When the Floods Come: the Climate Change thread


Spin-off tech from the James Webb Space Telescope?


33°C (AKA 91.4°F). Inside the Arctic Circle.






Interesting book on Tangier Island. (It’s disappearing into the water)

Avail for pre-order



Not just in Berlin:

Well, it is putting the equipment to good use, and they even remembered to not add the tear gas!
I hear they put “practice run” in the timesheets as there was no “watering trees” option.


The Guardian has a problem with a meta tag which is messing with the one-boxing. What they meant to say:

It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality.


I’ve been out in 50°+ C a few times while travelling around the central deserts.

I usually describe it as “killing weather”.

If you’re careful and you know what you’re doing [1] you can manage it, but if shit goes wrong you die. Quite quickly, albeit very uncomfortably.


[1] Evaporative cooling FTW. You’re fucked if the water runs out, though.







Another great graphic from the amazing team at NYT:

It’s getting hot.


Hurricane Florence is three days out and Hatteras is already flooding.


An amazing infographic from (gasp) The Weather Channel:

Really good use of game tech.


If you want to read how natural forces (including wild fluctuations in the amount of carbon in the atmosphere) repeatedly killed off most of life on earth, I’m finding this to be an interesting read: