, WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF HEAVY RAIN CORPUS, CHRISTI ALL THE WAY UP TO THE HOUSTON AND GALVESTON AREA. gtgt. Meanwhile, ANOTHER HEAT WAVE IS GOING TO IMPACT THE WEST COAST.. Who IS IT GOING TO IMPACT AND WHEN WILL IT COOL DOWN gtgt? This IS A REALLY BIG HEAT WAVE THAT IS ON THE WAY AND EXTREME HEAT WAVE. It STARTS RIGHT ABOUT NOW AND ENDS ON MONDAY.. During THAT TIME, WE WILL BREAK DOZENS AND DOZENS OF RECORDS. COMPARED TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST HEAT WAVE. This IS NOT QUITE AS EXTREME, BUT IN ANY GIVEN SUMMER IT WOULD TYPICALLY BE EXTREME., BUT IT IS THE THIRD HEAT WAVE WE HAVE SEEN. So IT SEEMS LIKE A BROKEN RECORD.. We HAVE THIS HORRIBLE DROUGHT, THE WORST IN RECORDED HISTORY HAPPENING IN THE WEST RIGHT NOW.. Then, ON TOP OF THAT, LOOK AT THESE HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE DAY, TOMORROW. 116 IN VEGAS 112 IN PALM SPRINGS. Even OREGON IS 98, NOT NEARLY AS HOT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. The REAL CRUX FOR THE HEAT WAVE IS IN THE SOUTHWEST GREAT BASIN AND INTO CALIFORNIA. AS WE HEAD INTO FRIDAY. Similar TEMPERATURES DEFINITELY COULD HIT 128, NOT OUT OF THE REALM OF POSSIBILITIES.. He GETS 130, WHICH WAS A CRAZY TEMPERATURE. It HIT LAST SUMMER.. We ARE JUSTIFYING THE ODDS AND KEEP HAVING THESE HORRIBLE HEAT WAVES ACROSS THE WEST. gtgt. The ROLLED WEATHER ATTRIBUTION JUST CAME OUT WITH A REPORT ON THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE NORTH AMERICAN HEAT WAVE IN JUNE.

TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT RESEARCHERS FOUND gtgt. This IS NO SURPRISE IF YOU ARE WATCHING CBSN. A WEEK AGO, I TOLD YOU THIS WAS LIKELY A ONCE IN 1000 YEAR EVENT. THIS GROUP OF 27 SCIENTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ANALYZED THIS EVENT TO TALK ABOUT AND LOOK INTO THE CLIMATE CHANGE CONTRIBUTION. They FOUND IT. Indeed, IS A ONCE IN 1000 YEAR EVENT, BUT NOT A ONCE IN 1000 YEAR EVENT IN THE 1800s A ONCE IN 1000 YEAR EVENT, EVEN IN OUR. So WHAT WERE THE CHANCES? Something LIKE THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED. Let’S SAY 150 YEARS AGO, MAYBE A ONE IN 150000 CHANCE, IF NOT EVEN MORE THAN THAT., THEY ALSO FOUND THIS HEAT WAVE HAS MADE AT LEAST 150 TIMES MORE LIKELY BECAUSE OF HUMAN CAUSED CLIMATE CHANGE, AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, THEY FOUND IT WAS AT LEAST SEVERAL Degrees HOTTER BECAUSE OF HUMAN CAUSED CLIMATE CHANGE. THAN THE LAST PART OF THIS, WHICH IS PROBABLY THE MOST CONCERNING THEY FIND THIS ONCE IN 1000 YEAR EVENT, THIS YEAR BY 2040, COULD VERY WELL BE A ONCE IN A FIVE OR ONCE IN A 10 YEAR, EVENT. TO Break RECORDS BY NINE DEGREES. All TIME RECORDS BY NINE DEGREES LIKE WE DID IN PORTLAND, IS SOMETHING AS A METEOROLOGIST. I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER SEE. ALL THESE CLIMATE SCIENTISTS. They THOUGHT THEY WOULD NEVER SEE IT, BUT HERE WE ARE CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPACTING THE CLIMATE. A LOT FASTER THAN PERHAPS OUR COMPUTER MODELS WERE SHOWING AND THAT CLIMATE SCIENTISTS THOUGHT IT COULD.

gtgt TO THAT POINT, ABOUT, FIRST BEING A ONCE IN 1000 YEAR, HEAT WAVE NOW BECOMING A 2020 BY 2040. You SAID A ONCE IN A DECADE EVENT I AM WONDERING. Is IT TOO LATE FOR US TO REVERSE THIS gtgt? No, IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TOO LATE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT. We HAVE ALL THE TECHNOLOGY WE NEED.. We NEED TO TRANSITION OVER TO RENEWABLE ENERGY, SO WE ARE NOT PUTTING OUT AS MUCH CARBON DIOXIDE AND METHANE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE.. We HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY. The MARKET IS MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION. Electric CARS ARE OBVIOUSLY GAINING POPULARITY. We CAN PRODUCE ELECTRICITY WITH SOLAR AND WIND WIND TURBINES AND SOLAR PANELS, SO THERE IS A LOT OF REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC BECAUSE THE PRICE OF SOLAR AND WIND HAVE DROPPED BELOW THAT OF MOST FOSSIL FUELS. Right, NOW. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOVE THE CONVENIENCE OF ELECTRIC CARS.. It IS A MATTER OF SWITCHING OUR THINKING AND BEING WILLING TO MAKE THAT TRANSITION, WHICH WE NEED TO DO VERY QUICKLY.. But WE CAN DO IT QUICKLY AND IF WE DO DO IT QUICKLY, NOT ONLY WILL IT CREATE MILLIONS OF JOBS, BUT IT WILL ALSO SAVE US FROM A LOT MORE CLIMATE WARMING AND CATASTROPHIC IMPACTS THAT ARE GOING TO COME. If WE CONTINUE BUSINESS AS USUAL.. The GOOD NEWS IS, WE CAN BETTER OUR LIVES IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS BY SWITCHING OVER TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

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