Everybody with a television should know by now about the historic flooding occurring in the Midwest. Pretty normal, right?
No, not really. In fact, it’s really abnormal. Here’s why:
a) There has been no spring rains;
b) There has been no snow melt that occurs with the usual flooding of rivers;
c) It’s December. Absolutely not Spring or the “rainy season”.
d) All that water came down in just 4 days – from just 1 storm.
e) And in case you missed it – it’s raining at the North Pole. Also in December. Also historic. Much of England is (still) drowning too. And that is a situation that won’t be going away – UK’s Extreme Storms Are Here To Stay.
Looks like England is going to be on the top of the list for climate refugees – who would have thought? Actually, climate scientists realized this several years ago, but the general public didn’t believe it. A modern advanced country? Well, why not? They’re right in the middle of some of the worst weather we’ve seen dished out yet. And it’s going to get worse.
Jennifer Francis has shared with the world the facts: the Jet Stream is now severely disrupted. This means that any location on the planet can and probably will receive extreme weather. For months I’ve done a bit of documentation on these events, but to be honest, there are so many of these now that it would take a full-time dedicated effort to record them all.
Sorry – no can do. I have a life, somewhere around here… what I’ve shared should be enough to convince the naysayers or at least keep the rest of the sane humanity mildly alarmed. Time to get busy people… you will need to start working on your migration / adaption / endurance / family / business / life strategies. Climate change will NOT be a ‘spectator sport’ that any of us get to sit and watch from the sidelines. It will be a matter of life and death as the weeks, months and years ahead unfold.