News related to weather events
November 29, 2022
On Sunday night, Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano began erupting. Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has started to erupt for the first time since 1984.
November 22, 2022
The UN climate talks in Egypt concluded on Sunday with researchers disappointed about the lack of action regarding phasing out fossil fuels. COP27 stated, "After two weeks of extensive negotiations, #COP27 has concluded with a hallmark implementation plan #SHIP, and a historic deal for agenda item and outcome on #LossAndDamage funding."
November 17, 2022
On Wednesday, Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced Brazil's return to climate diplomacy. Lula's announcement follows former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spurning the UN process and driving up deforestation in the Amazon.
November 13, 2022
US President Joe Biden spoke at the COP27 UN climate conference in Egypt on Friday. Biden outlined a series of measures being taken by his government to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
October 28, 2022
The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has revealed that atmospheric levels for the three main greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide), reached record highs in 2021. WMO stated, "WMO’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin reported the biggest year-on-year jump in methane concentrations in 2021 since systematic measurements began nearly 40 years ago."
October 18, 2022
Officials urged thousands of residents to evacuate the area as the Nakia Creek Fire drastically increased in size on Sunday in Washington's Clark County. The wildfire grew from about 156 acres on Sunday morning to approximately 2,000 acres by night time.
October 2, 2022
Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction across Florida before ramming into South Carolina, causing flooding and power outages. The Florida Division of Emergency Management reported 1,265,821 power outages due to Hurricane Ian.
September 30, 2022
Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain across the State and much of the southeastern Atlantic coast. Many residents were left without electricity as Hurricane Ian tore through FL. The hurricane is expected to make its way through South Carolina next.