Stunning map of NOAA data showing 56 years of tornado tracks sheds light on the folly of linking “global warming” to severe weather
For the first time in 112 years it is snowing in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. In a city that averages less than an inch (25.4 mm) of rain in a year, precipitation in any form is quite rare. The entire Middle East region is experiencing record snowfalls, the likes that have not been seen in over fifty years. Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Syria have all received snowfall this December.
These pictures show how powerful and majestic forces of nature can be.
Once every ten years or so the Grand Canyon is taken over by a sea of fog caused by a temperature inversion, in which warm air traps cool air, pollution, and fog near the ground.
The data visualization summarises several of the most significant statements in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s (IPCC) recent Fifth Assessment Report. Including everything from sea level rise, to rising global temperatures and sea ice melt.
Dr Steve Rintoul, Dr John Church and Dr Pep Canadell of CSIRO discuss our climate science research to understand how and why the Earth system is warming.