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167 Posts


Natural Environment

Land
 
167 100%
Ocean / Sea
 
41 25%
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
38 23%
Weather
 
38 23%
Plants / Kelp
 
33 20%
Air
 
21 13%
Land Mammals
 
20 12%
Birds
 
17 10%
Fish
 
12 7%
Insects
 
10 6%
Invertebrates
 
10 6%
Microbes
 
10 6%
Marine Mammals
 
9 5%
Arachnids
 
8 5%
Groundwater
 
8 5%
Amphibians
 
7 4%
Reptiles
 
7 4%
Fungi
 
5 3%
Other
 
3 2%
Atmosphere
 
2 1%

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Ice / Snow Change
 
44 26%
Erosion
 
41 25%
Extreme Temperature
 
34 20%
Permafrost Change
 
32 19%
Seasonal Timing
 
19 11%
Flooding / Draining
 
17 10%
Landslide / Avalanche
 
17 10%
Extreme Precipitation
 
14 8%
Death / Die-off / Decline
 
13 8%
Pollution
 
12 7%
Fire
 
12 7%
Drought
 
7 4%
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
7 4%
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
6 4%
Sea/Land Level Change
 
6 4%
Earthquake
 
5 3%
Extreme Wind
 
3 2%
Volcano
 
3 2%
Algal Bloom
 
2 1%
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
2 1%
Glacier Change
 
2 1%
Infestation
 
2 1%
Sinkhole / Crater
 
2 1%
Storm Surge
 
2 1%
Pathogen
 
2 1%
Physical or Chemical Change
 
1 <1%
Debris / Trash
 
1 <1%
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
1 <1%
Rain on Snow
 
1 <1%
Thunderstorm
 
1 <1%
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
1 <1%
Tsunami
 
1 <1%

Impact on Human Environment

Buildings
 
62 37%
Human Health
 
46 28%
Economic Impact
 
32 19%
Cultural Impact
 
26 16%
Transportation
 
25 15%
Safety
 
23 14%
Sports / Recreation
 
19 11%
Water Security
 
19 11%
Food Security
 
17 10%
Sanitation
 
16 10%
Energy
 
15 9%
Agriculture
 
13 8%
Air Quality
 
9 5%
Livestock
 
9 5%
Displacement
 
8 5%
Forestry
 
8 5%
Harvest Change
 
8 5%
Burial Site
 
3 2%
Fisheries
 
3 2%
Pets
 
3 2%
Resilience
 
2 1%
Aquaculture
 
1 <1%

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Month

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

SUMMER
 
42
SPRING
 
39
WINTER
 
29
FALL
 
28

Country

United States
 
47
Canada
 
15
Norway
 
11
Russia
 
10
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
2
China
 
1
Cocos Islands
 
1
Ecuador
 
1
Greenland
 
1
Iceland
 
1
Mexico
 
1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 
1
Switzerland
 
1
United Kingdom
 
1