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Re: Climate Warming is coming to BC

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:30 pm
by jimtan
This is just in ...

""Surrey hatching plan to buy out 400 Crescent Beach homes as sea levels rise

As climate change progresses, Crescent Beach 'would turn into a wetland,' engineer says" ... -1.4675432

Re: Climate Warming is coming to BC

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:17 am
by jimtan

"2018 Japan heat wave...

On 15 July, 200 out of 927 stations in the nationwide observation network recorded maximum temperatures exceeding 35 °C (95.0 °F).[2] On 23 July, a high temperature of 41.1 °C (106.0 °F) was observed in Kumagaya, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Tokyo. This constitutes an all-time high for all of Japan.[3] Many cities recorded temperatures near 40 °C (104 °F) on this day.[4] In Kyoto, temperatures stood above 38 °C (100 °F) for seven days in a row for the first time since records began to be kept in the 19th century.[5]..."

Re: Climate Warming is coming to BC

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:57 am
by jimtan
"World Meteorological Association says temperatures will rise up to 5 °C by end of century if current trend continues

… "We are the first generation to fully understand climate change and the last generation to be able to do something about it."

That's the warning from World Meteorological Association secretary-general Petteri Taalas as his organization released its latest report, The State of the Global Cimate in 2018.
It notes that 2018 is slated to be the fourth warmest year on record, though it was slightly cooler than the three hottest years from 2015 to 2017.

… “We are not on track to meet climate change targets and rein in temperature increases,” Taalas said. “Greenhouse gas concentrations are once again at record levels and if the current trend continues we may see temperature increases 3 to 5 °C by the end of the century. If we exploit all known fossil fuel resources, the temperature rise will be considerably higher.” ... century-if

Re: Climate Warming is coming to BC

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:57 pm
by jimtan
As a follow up to the previous post, there are consequences for the Vancouver waterfront. That's why I moved away from False Creek. At King Tide, the water is already within a coupe of feet from street level. Some carparks are going to get flooded.

"King tide floods part of Vancouver's seawall, offering glimpse into city's future

Sea levels will likely rise up to 50 cm by 2050, and a full metre by 2100, says researcher.... " ... -1.4926678