Tuesday, July 9, 2013

And the Wild Weather & Wildfires Continue--Climate Change, Summer 2013 Part 4

It just seems I can't steer too far away from climate change this July.  Of course record heatwaves and Western wildfires make that a little tricky.  (Reason # 316 why my backyard pool and it's revival this summer--after a long hot no-pool summer last year--is of paramount importance in my "Teacher Summer" this year!)

Caught this on NBCNews.com tonight:  "Smoke from Massive Wildfire Billows Over Las Vegas."  More wildfires after Arizona's tragic event is bad enough, but it does make it more personal when I was in Vegas for the first time in 15+ years this past March AND I have a good hometown/high school buddy who lives in Vegas.  Makes you rethink the popular "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."  When it is wildfires in surrounding communities that are only 15% contained, not so much!

Add too that tonight I was going through my list of saved "blog fodder" links, and ran across this video from Australia's Climate Commission.  At 2 minutes, 14 seconds, it does a good job of relating the wild weather, wildfires, and climate change conundrum.  It's not just an Australia problem...in the same way that it's not just a Vegas or Arizona problem.  Makes you wonder when we're all going to get serious, and get smart. "It" (this threat...no, this promise...of Climate Change) is not going away, people!

For more information on Climate Change, visit the Climate Commission.

To see more in my July Series on Climate change, check out:

-Wildfires: Just Another Climate Change Clue--Climate Change, Summer 2013, Part 1

-Right Brain Meets Left Brain With Climate Change--Climate Change, Summer 2013, Part 2

-Obama's Climate Plan--Infographically Speaking--Climate Change, Summer 2013 Part 3

Video from http://www.youtube.com/watch?client=mv-google&hl=en&gl=US&v=MNdF-eVRWX4&nomobile=1

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