Mon. Jul 15th, 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 15 July 2019 - Monday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of thunderstorms. Low 15. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. High 25. Humidex 27. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Rain beginning in the evening. Low 14. Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 21. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

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    19.5° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
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    Humidity
    85 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.5° C
    Heat Index
    19.5° C
    Dewpoint
    16.9° C
    UV
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    Solar
    39 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:10:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    1.5 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    1.5 mm since
    July 15, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:47
    Moon Phase
    Full (99% full)
    Civil Set
    22:01
    Day Length
    13:25:13
    Day High
    27.1° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.6° C @ 05:44 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    4.1mm/hr @ 17:06 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.81 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 14:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.6° C @ 05:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.2° C @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20km/h @ 15:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1134W/m2 @ 14:22 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.8 @ 13:05 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.