2018-05-11 07:04:06 UTC
The Pentagon is calling climate change 'extreme weather' in newly-edited
10 May 2018
The Defense Dept edited an Obama-era report to downplay the
Pentagon's focus on climate-related threats, The Washington Post
The report, which details which military outposts are at risk due to
rising sea levels and changing temperatures, used to reference
"climate change" 23 times. Now, the phrase only appears once. Instead,
the document reports that "extreme weather" and "climate" are
responsible for the risks to military bases around the world.
Edits to the report also removed maps that showed which military sites
could be affected by rising sea levels and scrubbed a reference to
melting sea ice in the Arctic. The original document was drafted in
Dec 2016, and explicitly reported that military sites would be
affected by climate change, citing an urgent need to prepare for
A Pentagon spokesperson told the Post that the changes to the report
didn't mean the DOD was abandoning efforts to prepare for the impact
of "a wide range of threats, including climate."
Puerto Rico officials stockpiling radios, water, food as hurricane season nears
CBS News, 10 May 2018 19:20Z
Flood emergency: Record rain inundates Hobart and areas of southern Tasmania
ABC News, 11 May 2018 6:25am
Cars have floated down Hobart CBD streets and homes and businesses have been
evacuated as flash flooding washed across the city after record rainfall
swept across the state.
For the first time in May, Hobart city recorded more than 100 mm of rain in
a single day - doubling the previous record.
The State Emergency Service has described it as "an CLIMATE CHANGE event".
It is understood to be only the fifth time since 1893 that the city has
recorded more than 100mm in a day in any month.
NWS Missoula @NWSMissoula 10 May 2018 20:55Z
UPDATE: As of 2:30 pm today (Thu, May 10th), the Clark Fork River above
#Missoula is now forecast to reach close to 14 Feet by Sat afternoon.
If achieved this would be the highest level in the past 100 years!
#MontanaFlooding #Montana #Flooding #Flood #ClarkForkRiver
Watchdog group wants DOJ to probe whether Trump lawyer violated lobbying laws
ABC News, 10 May 2018 21:18Z
Thousands of Facebook ads bought by Russians to fool US voters released
USA TODAY, 10 May 2018 23:01Z
[Antarctic hurricane season again:]
Wild wet weather lashes southeast bringing rain, floods and snow
news.com.au, 11 May 2018
A special delivery from Antarctica has caused chaos across the southeast of
Australia - and the CLIMATE CHANGE is not over yet.
Rain has battered Tasmania while NSW and Victoria have copped snowfalls and
freezing winds, causing havoc for motorists
[In Tas] Mt Wellington received a whopping 233mm since 9am yesterday, the
heaviest falls on record.
Grove received 159mm, while Hobart copped 129mm making it the heaviest May
rain on record.
The state has also been battered by strong winds with Mt Wellington
recording a 131km/h gust.
Victoria braces for wild winds and rain as weather warnings issued for
NSW, ACT and SA
ABC News, May 11 2018 13:43:46
Victoria is being warned to brace for heavy rain and flooding as a low
pressure system approaches the state, while much of south-eastern Australia
is chilled by a cold snap.
New South Wales and the ACT are also beginning to feel the effects of the
complex system, as it brings damaging westerly winds to the NSW ranges and
While Melbourne did not experience the same weather extremes seen in parts
of Tasmania, more rain fell in 24 hours than in the entire month of April.
[Yes, patio flooded again].
Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria @BOM_Vic 11 May 2018 12:22 PM
Wind gusts up to 130 km/h recorded at Mt William, blustery conditions with
possible gusts 90-100km/h due to hit the #Melbourne area this afternoon:
Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland @BOM_Qld 09 May 2018 4:30 PM
The fog early this morning was so widespread you could see it from space!
Another foggy start tomorrow over Eastern QLD including the Wide Bay,
Central Coast, Capricornia and #Beef2018. Keep an eye of our satellite after
Neil @Neil1808 11 May 2018 00:13Z
Replying to @telesynth_hot
Are you suggesting that the amount of ice at the poles is growing? Even if
you don't like science a background in any other field should have taught
you that when you want to prosecute an argument it helps to include evidence.
[PIOMAS death spiral:]
Denver's daily record high crushed as temperature hits 90, 4th earliest 90
FOX31 Denver, 11 May 2018 00:55Z
Massachusetts day care center closes after child diagnosed with typhoid fever
MassLive.com, 11 May 2018 04:59Z
Hurricane season may be even worse in 2018 after a harrowing 2017
The Guardian, 11 May 2018 05:56Z
Elon Musk's first underground LA tunnel could be ready to ride in a few months
Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2018 05:58Z
Depression Rate Rising In America, New Data Shows
International Business Times, 11 May 2018 06:15Z
Brent crude surges over $78/bbl
DW, 10 May 2018 18:20Z
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