another feedback: droughts cause more warming
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2018-08-06 11:01:18 UTC
Amplified warming of droughts in southern United States in
observations and model simulations
Droughts in the southern US are increasingly likely to occur with heat
extremes in future, a new study suggests. A lack of moisture during
droughts means less heat is used for evaporation, leading to higher
temperatures at the Earth's surface, the researchers say. Using
observed data, the study finds that droughts have been warming faster
than the average climate in the southern and northeastern US. Climate
model simulations suggest that there will be "more concurrent extremes
in the future" in southern states of the US, the authors say,
"exacerbating individual impacts from high temperatures and
droughts". -- Science Advances

NWS @NWS 06 Aug 2018 04:08Z
Dangerous Hurricane Hector, a category 4 storm with 140 mph winds is
expected to track west and pass south of the Big Island of Hawaii midweek.
Gusty winds, rough surf, coastal flooding, and rip currents can be expected.

Al Jazeera Weather @AJEWeather 06 Aug 2018 06:11Z
India's heaviest current monsoon rain floods West Bengal

Al Jazeera Weather @AJEWeather 06 Aug 2018 06:11Z
Tropical Storm Ileana runs up the Pacific coast of Mexico

Al Jazeera Weather @AJEWeather 06 Aug 2018 06:11Z
Typhoon Shanshan continues on course for Tokyo, Japan

Welsh river study reveals 'troubling' decline of wildlife
A 34-year study of streams in the Welsh mountains has revealed a
"troubling loss" of wildlife, the Guardian reports. The study, which
is one of the longest of its kind, finds that the number and diversity
of invertebrates living in stream ecosystems has declined over the
past 3 decades, with climate change potentially playing a role in
the downturn. Study author Prof Steve Ormerod told the Guardian: "Our
results show that the buildup to species extinction can start in a
subtle way, for example, where climate change causes numbers to
decline before sudden disappearance." -- Steven Morris, The Guardian

Europe in flames: how can we tackle the wildfires sweeping Britain and
the continent?
A long read in the Daily Telegraph explores what could have caused the
wildfires raging across the UK and much of the European continent. The
writers say: "Climate change is the obvious culprit. Yet our warming
climate is, in fact, regarded as an amplifying factor rather than
direct cause. It is people who provide the spark, both literally and
in the wider sense, by changing the way in which we use the land." The
New York Times covers in detail research finding that the European
heatwaves were made more likely by climate change. Carbon Brief has
previously covered the new research.
-- Joe Shute and Bruno Manteigas, Daily Telegraph

Climate change: Our plans are in pieces as killer heat shreds records
Angela Dewan, CNN

UK insurers attacked over climate risk omissions
Leslie Hook and Oliver Ralph, Financial Times

Most Australians want more renewables to help lower power prices - poll
Paul Karp, The Guardian

Government set to increase carbon tax in budget
Fiach Kelly, The Irish Times

Scotland's summer heatwave is climate change 'wake-up call'
Greg Russell, The National

Keeping cool in a warming world is not a `luxury' for the rich
Yamina Saheb, EurActiv

We need to know about oil companies' price assumptions
Natasha Landell-Mills, Financial Times

Pollution is slowing the melting of Arctic sea ice, for now
John Abraham, The Guardian

UK churches divest from fossil fuel companies
Attracta Mooney, Financial Times

Turn your home into a battery: scientists discover cheap concrete that
could store electricity
Tom Whipple, The Times

Manchester wildfires will leave toxic legacy, scientists warn
Joe Shute and Anne Gulland, Daily Telegraph

Dozens killed, 1000s flee in terror as big earthquake hits Lombok and Bali
ABC News, 06 Aug 2018
Indonesia's resort islands of Bali and Lombok are rocked by a magnitude-6.9
earthquake, killing dozens and prompting a tsunami warning and panic among
holidaymakers and residents.

Households at 'tipping point', as more Aussies struggle to pay living costs
ABC News, 06 Aug 2018 08:43Z
A quarter of Australian households have less than $1,000 in cash savings, as
more people dip into their savings to meet basic living expenses.

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Wally W.
2018-08-06 12:17:55 UTC
On Mon, 6 Aug 2018 21:01:18 +1000, ***@kymhorsell.com

A bot-ish poster in sci.physics might have been shamed into a
(temporary?) moratorium on whingeing-for-show by this:

„No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an
uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.“
/ Helen Keller /

Does MrPostingRobot have any shame?