Mon. Apr 22nd, 2019

Human caused Climate Change is in the Air, on the News, all around you.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 22 April 2019 - Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the morning. High 14. UV index 4 or moderate. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. High 16. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Thursday: Sunny. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Saturday: Sunny. High 14. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    10.7° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.11 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    90 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    10.7° C
    Heat Index
    10.7° C
    Dewpoint
    9.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:10:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (84% full)
    Civil Set
    20:57
    Day Length
    13:17:43
    Day High
    12.6° C @ 17:27 Tdy.
    Day Low
    7.7° C @ 07:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.5mm/hr @ 09:08 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    102.5 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.08 kPa @ 19:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.1° C @ 10:01 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    12.6° C @ 17:27 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 22.5km/h @ 10:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    765W/m2 @ 15:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.1 @ 11:38 Tdy.

Earth is a reltively closed system.  If you put more energy in, you get more energy out. We are seeing the demonstration of that basic principle now around the world.

Today, we have poor Air Quality due to wildfire smoke from fires in the forests all over the Pacific Northwest.

The ferocity and expanse and vulnerability of the forest, is due in part, to human caused climate change.

It has literally changed the weather. Were it not for that smoke, we would have a beautiful, though unseasonably hot, sunny day.

We have a direct hand in that.

Today, the Leeward Islands of the Carribean, including tiny Barbuda (picture below from Radar last night), population 2000, are suffering a direct hit from Hurricane Irma.  It is the strongest Hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic Ocean with 300kph winds. It is being fed by abnormally warm waters… again, a result in part of human induced global warming.

We have a direct hand in their suffering.

Thousands are dead and millions have been affected by the strongest Monsoons in decades in South Asia (picture below from India)

It is a fact that humans have warmed the world, and changed the climate. That means we now have a hand in everything, every “normal” day and every “abnormal” day.  Our fingerprints are on it all.

I don’t remind you of all this in order to depress you, though that is a reasonable reaction, I do it so that when you hear someone, anyone, talking about ways to reduce our impact on our world, you support them. Hopefully as we all support each other in the same goal we will, eventually, make our influence on the natural world less burdensome so that we all can enjoy its wonder.

Take care of yourselves folks.