Svalbard: Fastest Warming Place on Earth

Here’s a nicely done twenty-two minute documentary called Svalbard: Fastest Warming Place on Earth, from ARTE Reportage.

Sydney Webcam

Sydney looks okay at midday Sunday local time. Click the screen shot for a webcam.

Australia Bakes

Screen grab from a story headlined Like a Furnace from Independent.co.uk.

“Highs of over 50C are expected, with meteorologists warning the heat could break the country’s existing record of 50.7C measured at Oodnadatta, South Australia, in 1960.”

50C is 122F. Below, stock photos from Broome, Sydney and Darwin.

Drought

Haven’t been down to Victoria Falls in twenty-some years, when it looked like this:

So it was a shock to see this this morning. Victoria Falls today, from The Guardian:

There are more, pretty devastating photos here, from Metro UK.

Quotes:

“If you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.”

Motto of American Lung Association, quoted in the article Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn.