"Climate change is not a vague and distant threat anymore, it is happening now,
and its consequences are becoming more severe and frequent with each passing
day. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and natural disasters have
become commonplace worldwide. According to the latest reports from around the
world, climate change is wreaking havoc on the global weather system, and the
news paints a bleak picture of what’s to come.
Examples of these are already all around us. The U.S. state of California has
been relentlessly hit by severe weather conditions, including heavy rain,
strong winds, and thick snow, over the past three months. The state was
previously facing a drought, but these recent events have led to devastating
floods, and blizzards that have paralyzed the region, and numerous deaths.
Recently released data indicates that the state has received the most
significant snowpack on record. This has prompted discussions with atmospheric
and climate scientists, who shed light on the factors driving the surge in wet
weather and how the state could be affected by a warmer future.
Add to this scientists’ warning on devastating tornadoes that have ripped
through parts of the eastern and southern US could be a sign of the damage that
will become more common due to global heating. Over a period of two weeks, more
than 50 people have lost their lives due to tornadoes and thunderstorms, with
the latest storm system causing widespread destruction in states such as
Alabama, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
And this is just the United States, many other countries are facing similar
weather-related catastrophes like the dry European winter drying canals in
and the African coast being hit by the longest-lasting tropical
. US government data has now indicated that the temperature of the
world’s ocean surface has reached a record high since the beginning of
satellite records, leading to marine heatwaves across the planet."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics