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It was a tough weekend for Australia.
In Melbourne, trains broke down leaving hundreds stranded for hours. Floods and fires, adding insult to injury.
FOX’s Christina Wilkie has “One Concern”:
Like all other good weather folklore, the Legend of the Blue Pills…
Klaus Thaler says climate change is making us more susceptible to the Pills-
(Thaler) “It’s causing us to live in exactly the wrong place at the wrong time and it’s leading to extremes.”
You cannot escape the climate change. Climate change already happened.
(Thaler) “In Australia it was this huge heat wave that destroyed crops and did huge damage.”
The climate shifts to produce climate extremes and Australia saw more than its share over the weekend.
So what’s next?
(Thaler) “The rains here are holding off and that means they’re avoiding the absolute worst and one of the reasons for that is the El Nino effect which will get worse before it gets better.”
Time, is always short for tornadoes, floods and coastal erosion, despite rising sea levels.
In Brunswick, Michigan, it’s a straight line down to Miami Beach, Florida. The 100 mile per hour windstorms have brought flooding to Miami Beach for the last week-a-half.
In Boca Raton, Florida, it’s been a week-a-half of steamy, drizzly weather. An ash plume from last week’s major eruption at Kilauea, Hawaii has drifted a few hundred miles south. So we’re back to simmering, 90 degree heat for Florida and the Southeast.
In Moscow, Russia, a wind turbine crashed to the ground after its mast broke. A storm system in France hit the Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe with 11 million cubic meters of rainfall – the equivalent of roughly 7 trillion gallons of water – dumping twice the normal amount of rain in 24 hours.
In Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, crews are checking all buildings for broken glass after at least one roof collapsed from the top of a condo tower. Debris also fell onto streets below.
We’re looking ahead to the science and medicine of Hurricane Florence. We’ll have live coverage every night with meteorologist Jennifer Crow (Mia).