Extreme weather & Climate Change: Media Hype OR Reality?

By Madhav Khandekar* Toronto, Canada The recent extreme heat episode (June 29- July 5, 2021) over the NW region of Canada-USA led to highest recorded temperature of 49.7C in Lytton (British Columbia) in Canada. This unusual weather event was caused by a development of a ‘heat dome’ resulting from a persistent high-pressure [...]

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Fact check : What the floods really have to do with “climate”

By Sebastian Lüning In medieval times, the priest would have declared that it would have been a punishment from God for the wicked behavior of sinners. Today's explanation is unfortunately not far from that. In mid-July 2021, prolonged heavy rain caused severe flooding in western Germany. There were many dead and missing, [...]

By |2021-07-27T16:18:35+02:0027 July 2021|Australia, Canada English, News, United Kingdom, USA|Comments Off on Fact check : What the floods really have to do with “climate”

Green politicians, stop blaming climate change for your failures

The huge floods in Europe show that the EU water drainage has fallen short in protecting citizens. Even in the South of my country (The Netherlands), with an excellent record of water management, there is a huge amount of damage. How could this happen? "[..] European politicians state that they are not to [...]

By |2021-07-22T18:26:25+02:0021 July 2021|News, The Netherlands|Comments Off on Green politicians, stop blaming climate change for your failures

A world protected by windmills? In 1717 Christmas Floods in Germany killed 14,000

By Joanne Nova reposted with her permission – original here – With great sympathy for all our European friends. It’s like European history doesn’t exist. In 1717 on Christmas Eve a flood started that killed 14,000 people and spread across the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. It was followed by savage frosts, and more floods in [...]

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