Saturday July 14th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. Here is today’s main climate change post related hot topic:
Summer Climate Youth March
Back in March a month after the highly unfortunate Florida Stoneman Douglas school shooting I was very pleased to learn that some of the youth energy that galvanized gun protests across the country had spilled over to the climate problem:
The date for the march to be held in Washington is July 21st, a week from today. Here is the Zero Hour link, which is the official site for the march: http://thisiszerohour.org/
Protesting without first setting some goals or espousing a list of demands is a waste of time, but the youth behind ZeroHour have thought things through and made some great plans:
THIS IS THE CHANGE WE’RE FIGHTING FOR .
Zero Hour’s platform lays out the concrete change we are marching for. It consists of:
Demands for Elected Officials
A Platform for The People
Guide to a Just Transition
Click Here to read the rest: http://thisiszerohour.org/the-march/
In Washington D.C., youth will march on the National Mall for the demands that we delivered to our leaders during The Youth Climate Lobby Day. We will rally and highlight the voices and stories of youth on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Then, we will flood the streets as a demonstration of youth power and show how #ThisIsZeroHour to act on climate change.
Jamie Margolin, Zero Hour’s founder, is no ordinary young lady. Please read more about this sixteen year old here:
Plans and stories behind youth supporting Zero Hour are too numerous for this space, but as the next week progresses I will relate some news items.
In other news for the last couple of days met models have forecast another scorching heat wave episode for the West within my 240 hour “garbage rule.” The heat dome could even be more substantial than the one that brought temperatures as high as 120F to the Los Angeles Basin in early July:
The next western heat wave would coincide with the Zero Hour March next weekend.
Even before next weekend the West will have a hot week. Tomorrow Seattle will have a max near 90F:
Here was some extreme heat taking place in Tunisia today:
🌡️ A few absolute records of heat in🇹🇳 this 14-07-2018 48.3 °c to Kairouan (> 48.1 °c, 10 Aug 1999) 46.7 °c to Sidi bond 46.5 °c to Gafsa remarkable 46.3 °c to Gabes and 45.6 to Djerba (not records) [thanks to Mr. Herrera for the info ]
A clear night sky, a mass of cold air and low winds allowed to beat 3 absolute records ofthis 14th of July in the southeast of the with good in New South Wales.
Others are considering whether or not a category six should be added to the Saffif-Simpson scale.
As usual I may add relevant news items as they cross my radar later today.
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