Heavy Weather: Global Warming, Extreme Storms and Wildfires
by Kert Davies
July 6, 2012
On today’s edition of Greenpeace Radio, Kert Davies interviews Nick Sundt, climate expert at the World Wildlife Fund.
The two discuss the impact of global warming on the ongoing record wildfire in Colorado and the recent “derecho” thunderstorm event that killed 23 people and knocked out electrical power to millions on June 29th. Many are still without power a week later with temperatures in Washington DC expected above 100 degrees.
Nick worked for the US Global Change Research Program during the Clinton Administration and was a smoke jumper forest firefighter earlier in his career.
More background on the subjects discussed on the program:
- Colorado Wildfire – Worst in State’s History
- June 29th Deracho
- US Drought Sets record
- Drought impact on US Corn Crop
- Impact of Global Warming on the United States
- National Academy of Sciences videos explaining America’s Climate Choices
“This is what Global Warming looks like” Photo Contest
All over the country people have been seeing abnormal heat waves, droughts, and intense storms. Have you experienced extreme weather events near where you live?
We plan to share a different photo to our wall everyday, so your submissions will be featured on our Facebook page.
Please be sure to include the date the photo was taken as well as the location. Looking forward to your submissions!
Note: Please make sure all photos are your own. Thank you!
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