San Fransisco has introduced a green building code. A new city ordinance will now require all new buildings to have solar panels. It’s the first requirement of its kind seen in a major city in the United States, and it means San Francisco is just that much closer to its plans for the city to run on renewable energy by 2020.
Here’s hoping San Fransisco can act as an example that will push other cities in and outside of the United States to pass similar laws. How else are we going to move toward a zero-emission economy?
The Islamic State has grown beyond its original home in Syria and Iraq, extending its operations into other parts of the Middle East and North Africa by establishing alliances and absorbing other terrorist groups. Data from IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center reveals how the group has claimed responsibility for carrying out attacks across the region. The map reflects a year of Islamic State attacks following the capture of Mosul, one of Iraq's most important cities. Since then, the militant group has carried out many attacks including a suicide bombing Abha, Saudi Arabia, a beheading in Egypt, and most recently, the attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people.
So another weather record has been set. What does it mean? In the very short term it means that there will be some hellacious weather in the US Pacific West/Texas in the next 90 days. It also means there will be a drought in Australia and Indonesia. Other parts of the globe will feel the consequences of the mega Nino.
However, there is another consequence of this year's El Nino that is virtually a sure thing to happen within the next half year. A very rapid change in El Nino water temperatures will follow - in nine months we will have gone 180 degrees in the opposite direction and we will be dealing with a very strong La Nina.
What will the coming La Nina bring us? If history is the gauge, then we should be preparing for a record hurricane season in the summer/fall of 2016, and a return to the crushing droughts in the Pacific West.
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