There is a much greater flood risk in the United States

Across much of the United States, the flood risk is greater (in some cases, far greater) than what government estimates and maps currently show. As a result, millions of homes and properties and many millions of people are facing a threat they have not thought they faced and may not have known about when they purchased or rented a property–a flooding threat that will only…

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Excessive rainfall–the new normal

News: Do you see a trend? More episodes of excessive, even extreme rainfall leading to widespread, frequent, and long-lasting flooding. It is happening now in the midwestern United States–and other regions around the world. Is this unexpected? No, predictions since at least the 1980’s based on unrestrained climate change have forecast this very scenario. And, recent research backs it up showing “a tendency towards greater…

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How cities are/will be impacted by climate change

**updated June 2021** News: City life has changed and will change even more due to the impacts of climate change. Cities in the United States may face greater challenges than cities elsewhere due to complacency, denial, inadequate infrastructure, and other reasons. Yet, some U.S. cities are taking strong actions–despite the current U.S. Government Executive Branch. The climate changes that may have the greatest impact are…

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We need action

Land and water degradation, food and water supply shortages, drug-resistant infections from overuse of antibiotics, overuse of pesticides and disease, sea level rise affecting coastal areas, microplastics/single-use plastic pollution on land and in the oceans, rapidly melting ice at the Poles, heatwaves, droughts, extreme rainfall, powerful hurricanes, and more –> people and animals migrating, people and animals dying. It’s real, it’s happening now, and it’s…

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Climate change impacts on human behavior

Connections:  The difference in human behavior that climate change has been shown to cause can be detrimental in the long run if we get stuck in the spiral downwards of getting mad at each other instead of working together for the future of our planet. News: As the climate continues to change, the psychological impact on us/humans will continue to grow. Many of us have begun…

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Large, intense thunderstorms will happen more frequently

News: “Large, intense thunderstorms cause flooding and fatalities.” The United States is especially impacted. Storms of this nature (mesoscale convective system-organized storms) “have increased in frequency and intensity in the USA over the past 35 years.” Research using a climate model which can “realistically simulate” this type of storm tracked changes through 2100. The result? Intense summer thunderstorms “will more than triple in North America.”…

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