Climate Crisis: More extreme weather events a result of Climate Change expected across US
US set for punishing temperatures as huge ‘heat dome’ to settle over country
A massive “heat dome” of excessive heat will settle across the heart of the contiguous US from Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast, bringing elevated temperatures to the Great Plains, the Great Lakes, the northern reaches of the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific north-west and California.
Places used to more mild summers are set for punishing heat, with temperatures expected to breach 100F (37C) in the Dakotas and Montana, a state in which the city of Billings has already experienced 12 days above 95F (35C) this month. Areas of states including Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma may get “sweltering” temperatures reaching 110F (43C), Noaa said, while cities such as Des Moines, Minneapolis and Chicago will get significantly above-average heat.
The latest, but most expansive, in a parade of heatwaves to sweep the US is likely to bring thunderstorms and lightning to some areas, as well as worsen drought conditions ranked as “severe” or “exceptional” that now cover two-thirds of the US west.
Climate scientists have said the barrage of heatwaves over the past month, which have parched farms, caused roads to buckle and resulted in the obliteration of long-standing temperature records, are being fueled by predicted human-caused climate change – but admit to being surprised at the ferocity of the onslaught.
Climate Crisis: Extreme weather events a result of Climate Change
2021 Actions Strategy Update: Act for the Impossible
June 24, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion
The Impossible Rebellion
We’re at a crucial moment in history. Our climate is breaking down and life on Earth is dying: accelerated by our economic system and supported by politicians.
We need urgent change, and we need it yesterday. Because people everywhere in the world need us to step up; the future needs us to step up. — Once we begin to act the politically impossible can [dizzy: will] become inevitable.
So where do we go from here?
As we continue to burst out of lockdown measures with ferocity, it’s time to channel that momentum into plans for a mass Rebellion. Let’s bring everyone together again and let the government know we will not stand by while they continue to lie to us about their plans for tackling the climate and ecological emergency. As the UK moves further towards authoritarianism and business as usual carries on with force, we must rebel for all we hold dear.
So, SAVE THE DATE! We’re coming back together in London on….23 AUGUST!
A question seriously posed: With the World obviously getting destroyed with never before seen excessive temperatures, how long do you expect Ultra-rich climate destroyers to be tolerated?
On the one hand we have never before seen extreme temperatures in Canada and North-West of the States. On the other hand we have Ultra-rich Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson engaging in climate-destroying space tourism, Bezos’s new mega and mega climate-destroying superyacht is becoming ready and climate-destroying superyachts are getting produced like never before.
Seriously, how long do you expect the filthy rich climate destroyers to be tolerated?
This theme to be developed …
Rupert Murdoch’s history of political influence
Murdoch repeatedly meets UK prime ministers in secret. The deal is that Murdoch sets the agenda and provides support to these right-wing politicians in return for favourable treatment. It should be recognised and accepted that Murdoch is a foreign tax evading billionaire so politicians are promoting private foreign interests over those of their country.
4 January 1981 Margaret Thatcher and Rupert Murdoch meet in secret with the meeting repeatedly denied since. Thatcher agrees that Murdoch can aquire the Times and Sunday Times newspapers thereby controlling a huge proportion of UK newspapers without a referral to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.
Murdoch attacks and breaks the power of the UK newspaper unions with the support of Thatcher’s government and UK police.
The News of the World phone hacking scandal damages Rupert Murdoch’s influence. The News of the World hacked the phones of murder victims and thereby damaged police investigations as well as hacking the phones of royalty and celebrities.
Murdoch’s political influence returns following the phone hacking scandal.
Murdoch owns prominent UK politicians Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Priti Patel. Boris Johnson gets the thumbs-up to be UK prime minister from Murdoch at the London Olympics, Priti Patel and Michael Gove attend Murdoch and Jerry Hall’s wedding celebrations in London. Priti Patel behaves as Rupert Murdoch’s private secretary e.g. here and here.
How corporate media ignores the climate crisis
Being from May 2019 the video is slightly dated – discussing Trump, etc – but remains relevent.