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There’s this saying that essentially says there is no bad weather—only bad choices in clothing. Obviously, people who say that have never lived through extreme weather conditions. I doubt putting an extra jacket on will help with wading through the flood, Tim.

And even though extreme weather is normal in the sense that it happens because that’s just how nature works to bring balance to the cosmos, what is not normal, however, is what humanity is doing to tip the scale of the natural order of things, making extremes a more common occurrence. In other words, look at it as a wake-up call to do something about it before Waterworld happens.

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Hailstorm Today In Johannesburg, South Africa. The First Wave Was Golf Balls, And The Second Wave Was Frozen Covid

Hailstorm Today In Johannesburg, South Africa. The First Wave Was Golf Balls, And The Second Wave Was Frozen Covid

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The Power Of A Tornado

The Power Of A Tornado

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can imagine this making the sound, kneeeeeeeaoowww- Pha-THUNK

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Tree Struck By Lightning Burning From Inside Out

Tree Struck By Lightning Burning From Inside Out

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No doubt there is ample awareness of the stuff that awaits us should we not consider climate change a real threat. The ever-increasing global temperature is just one of many factors resulting from human life on Earth.

In 140 years, the global temperature has increased by around 3 degrees with nearly each year in the last few decades being record-breaking in terms of oh god, why is it so hot outside?

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A Machine Came Through My Local John Deere For Repairs From The Tornado In Kentucky

A Machine Came Through My Local John Deere For Repairs From The Tornado In Kentucky

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Crazy Storm Uprooted Our Tree In The Front Yard, Banana For Scale

Crazy Storm Uprooted Our Tree In The Front Yard, Banana For Scale

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Get Some Winter Sun They Said, Go To Spain They Said

Get Some Winter Sun They Said, Go To Spain They Said

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But before (and hopefully, not at all) humanity burns alive if nothing effective is done, we will experience an ever-increasing number and multitude of extreme weather conditions. What’s that? In formal terms, weather is extreme if it’s on the extreme end of what’s been seen in weather patterns historically. This also includes unexpected, unusual, severe and unseasonal behaviors in the climate.

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Severe Storms In My City Now. A Local Guy Just Posted How Happy He Was He Hit Snooze This Morning

Severe Storms In My City Now. A Local Guy Just Posted How Happy He Was He Hit Snooze This Morning

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Blizzard Blew Open The Main Door Of My Garage Yesterday

Blizzard Blew Open The Main Door Of My Garage Yesterday

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So, things like heat waves, cold waves, heavy rain and storms, tornadoes, droughts and floods (among many other things) fit the bill of extremes.

And while you might not necessarily be affected by some of these, it doesn’t mean you can’t be affected at all. A tornado, flood or a drought coming through an area where a lot of the world’s food comes from might mean a shortage for countries that rely on it. And you can’t ever know when supply is restored because that 7-minute tornado won’t take 7 minutes to fix. It’s just impossible.

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My Nephew Is Part Of The Town Road Crew. Trying To Get To Work To Plow

My Nephew Is Part Of The Town Road Crew. Trying To Get To Work To Plow

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We don't get snow like this, I sort of want to experience it once but the UK can't deal with weather extremes.

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Hail In Salado

Hail In Salado

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Not The Beautiful Florida View Anyone Imagined! Courtesy Of Hurricane Ian

Not The Beautiful Florida View Anyone Imagined! Courtesy Of Hurricane Ian

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This is besides the economic costs that natural disasters can incur on infrastructure and natural landscapes, prompting first responders and emergency services to arrive at the scene—all of this costs a lot of money. And it gets way worse if there are human casualties. Economically speaking, though, hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey and Irma together were responsible for $427 billion of damage several years ago.

In other words, it can be a chain reaction that can reach you in the end.

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The Tree That’s Changing Colors Along The Split Of Its Storm-Damaged Trunk

The Tree That’s Changing Colors Along The Split Of Its Storm-Damaged Trunk

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When These Are The Inside Doors, You Know We Are Polar Vortexing

When These Are The Inside Doors, You Know We Are Polar Vortexing

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A Tornado In Thomaston, Georgia, Ripped A Home Off Its Foundation And Put It In The Road

A Tornado In Thomaston, Georgia, Ripped A Home Off Its Foundation And Put It In The Road

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All of this is caused by pollution. Pollutants, like greenhouse gas, being thrown out into the air has an effect on the climate, forcing it to warm up to a degree where it starts affecting everything else on earth. Soon, one animal population starts to dwindle, affecting other animal populations, which can affect plant life and that’s how you get a domino effect. And imagine that you’re at the end of the chain, being squashed by the last oversized domino. Or getting a tornado-propelled corn cob square in the noggin.

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This Is How Cold It Is. Keep Your Heater On If You Can

This Is How Cold It Is. Keep Your Heater On If You Can

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We Had Some Snow In Buffalo

We Had Some Snow In Buffalo

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A Massive Sandstorm (Elsen Shuurga) In Mongolia. Just Another Day On The Steppes

A Massive Sandstorm (Elsen Shuurga) In Mongolia. Just Another Day On The Steppes

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Speaking of pollution, it’s not the regular Joes who are the biggest polluters, but entire business industries. But regular Joes can be blamed for supporting the said industries with their money in exchange for convenience and other very addictive commodities.

But to give you a clear idea of who’s the most responsible, in the first place we have the fossil fuels sector with a whopping 40.5 gigatons of CO2 emissions. Next up, it’s the agriculture industry with 9.3 gigatons of CO2 or 11%, followed by all things fashion with 10% of all global emissions. These three industries alone amount to more than half of the total emissions worldwide.

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Quad Bike Hanging From The Power Lines After Record-Breaking Floods In Eastern Australia

Quad Bike Hanging From The Power Lines After Record-Breaking Floods In Eastern Australia

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The Heatwave In Britain Made These Cans Explode Inside The Vending Machine

The Heatwave In Britain Made These Cans Explode Inside The Vending Machine

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Before And After Hurricane Ian (Fort Myers Florida)

Before And After Hurricane Ian (Fort Myers Florida)

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It goes without saying that one man armies can amount to something if they work together. Even if it is in small ways: buy second hand, giving companies no incentive to produce more; buy loose tea because screw microplastics and added manufacturing materials; reduce meat intake to also reduce the industry’s necessity for various resources to produce it. Prompting for anything that is reusable is the first and foremost thing to do.

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We Had Heavy Winds Last Night. We Don’t Own A Trampoline

We Had Heavy Winds Last Night. We Don’t Own A Trampoline

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But if you’re already using reusable stuff—tea balls, rechargeable batteries, reusable bags, etc.—using less of something is the next step. Wash clothes in colder water, lower your monitor brightness (added bonus of not being blinded on the regular), set up automatic power-downs on your devices, and, one of the more surprising ones—download music instead of streaming it. All of this uses less resources to deliver and hence less electricity consumption. And hey, you save some bucks in the end!

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The Way This Tree Uprooted After A Storm That Came Through My Area In Ohio Yesterday

The Way This Tree Uprooted After A Storm That Came Through My Area In Ohio Yesterday

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A Church Steeple Blew Off During A Storm Last Night

A Church Steeple Blew Off During A Storm Last Night

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The Storm Clouds In Egypt Are So Thick To The Point That Light From The Sun Can't Penetrate

The Storm Clouds In Egypt Are So Thick To The Point That Light From The Sun Can't Penetrate

The only source of light is light pollution reflecting off the clouds making the whole sky seem orange.

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It’s not all bad, though. Humanity has been moving towards eco-friendly alternatives for a while now—just not as fast as we’d hope for—but there is movement. Green architecture is pushing forward to meet new climate and energy generation requirements, recycling is expanding with plastics finding new (re)applications, electric vehicle propulsion is key in managing renewable energy. The list goes on and on. It’s not all sad, folks.

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It's Raining A Lot In Germany, And Well, That Doesn't Look Good

It's Raining A Lot In Germany, And Well, That Doesn't Look Good

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate to perpetuate national stereotypes, even if they are positive, but dammit I have to admire the efficiency of German engineering. Two utilities from the same outlet. Does it also do gas?

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Hurricane Ivan Blew The Roof Off My House And Destroyed Almost Everything I Own

Hurricane Ivan Blew The Roof Off My House And Destroyed Almost Everything I Own

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So, what are your thoughts on any of this? What do you do to make sure the planet doesn’t cleanse itself of us in violent ways? Share your thoughts and hacks in the comment section below.

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We Had Our First Snow Last Night. Apparently, The Tree Decided To Drop All Its Leaves On My Car

We Had Our First Snow Last Night. Apparently, The Tree Decided To Drop All Its Leaves On My Car

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I Have Just Finished Repairs From Another Tree Falling 2 Weeks Ago

I Have Just Finished Repairs From Another Tree Falling 2 Weeks Ago

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My Father In Their Home During Ian

My Father In Their Home During Ian

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Police Cars After A Flood In Cesena, Italy

Police Cars After A Flood In Cesena, Italy

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Flooding Outside A NYC Apartment

Flooding Outside A NYC Apartment

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you know what serious when the electrical outlet starts leaking water

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We Had A Hail Storm In Billings Yesterday

We Had A Hail Storm In Billings Yesterday

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Today It Was Windy In Los Angeles

Today It Was Windy In Los Angeles

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A Tornado Took My Roof Yesterday

A Tornado Took My Roof Yesterday

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An Englewood, Florida Home After Hurricane Ian (October, 2022)

An Englewood, Florida Home After Hurricane Ian (October, 2022)

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April In Finland. It Was Sunny And I Was Getting Ready To Go Cycling, Good Thing I Looked Outside Before Leaving

April In Finland. It Was Sunny And I Was Getting Ready To Go Cycling, Good Thing I Looked Outside Before Leaving

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't worry. You wouldn't have gone very far before you noticed

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A McLaren Underwater Due To Hurricane Ian In Miami

A McLaren Underwater Due To Hurricane Ian In Miami

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Our Big Tree Broke In Half In A 15-Minute Storm

Our Big Tree Broke In Half In A 15-Minute Storm

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This Moring, I Walked Down To The Flooded Road In My Village To Warn People About The Flood. I Told The BMW Driver He Wouldn't Get Through, But He Didn't listen

This Moring, I Walked Down To The Flooded Road In My Village To Warn People About The Flood. I Told The BMW Driver He Wouldn't Get Through, But He Didn't listen

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Somebody Put A Tortilla On My Car's Hood. It Baked On There Due To High Heat. Now I Will Have To Clean It Off After I Get Off Work

Somebody Put A Tortilla On My Car's Hood. It Baked On There Due To High Heat. Now I Will Have To Clean It Off After I Get Off Work

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My 20-Year-Old Tree Got Uprooted In A Wind Storm Back Home Last Night

My 20-Year-Old Tree Got Uprooted In A Wind Storm Back Home Last Night

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope they contacted an arborist or a tree doctor. That tree might be saved as its roots seem to be intact.

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