By Kammy Cordner Hunt
The Northern Hemisphere summer season of 2021 was a terrifying array of catastrophic weather events across 100s of countries on all continents, the likes of which have never been recorded before: heatwaves, wildfires, storms, floods, ice-melts.
This is a glimpse of what we are in for. I dread our Australian Summer coming soon.
In the midst of all this, the IPCC’s report came out. All of this should shock us into action, but will it? “Action” lies in the hands of governments and those in power. Do ANY governments have the right people in power to act? Will those mighty global corporations (those that wield a power that’s even greater than any government’s) let them act, even if they wanted to?
Vote Planet wants people to do just that, vote for people who will make decisions on behalf of our planet’s future, because that is OUR future, and that of every other living thing sharing the planet with us now, and (hopefully) in time to come.
Some overseas events during the Northern Summer (due for us in the South this summer?):
Heat wave 2021: Climate scientists warn about a new normal (nbcnews.com)
Greece fires: Death toll rises as blaze hits holiday resorts | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site
Wildfire in Northern Ireland declared a 'major incident'
NASA Images Capture Worst Siberian Wildfires in 10,000 Years (sciencealert.com)
46 fires burning across Florida, where risk remains high - South Florida Sun Sentinel - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
California crews battle 12 big wildfires | 7NEWS
Bush fires in Iceland, page-1 - HotCopper | ASX Share Prices, Stock Market & Share Trading Forum
Italy bushfires: Hundreds evacuated as wildfires approach Campomarino (thenewdaily.com.au)
Turkey fires ‘like a horror movie’ as blazes hit Mediterranean | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site
Greenland experienced 'massive' ice melt this week, scientists say | Reuters
Record-breaking June 2021 heatwave impacts the U.S. West | NOAA Climate.gov
Climate crisis made deadly German floods ‘up to nine times more likely’ | Climate crisis | The Guardian
Belgium, Netherlands and France also hit by deadly flooding
NORTHERN ITALY overwhelmed by HUGE HAIL, LANDSLIDES and FLASH FLOODS. It is still ALERT (PHOTOS and VIDEO) »ILMETEO.it (italy24news.com)
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