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156 Posts


Natural Environment

Weather
 
156 100%
Land
 
38 24%
Ocean / Sea
 
35 22%
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
34 22%
Air
 
31 20%
Plants / Kelp
 
29 19%
Land Mammals
 
16 10%
Microbes
 
15 10%
Fish
 
12 8%
Birds
 
11 7%
Insects
 
10 6%
Marine Mammals
 
10 6%
Arachnids
 
7 4%
Invertebrates
 
7 4%
Fungi
 
4 3%
Amphibians
 
3 2%
Reptiles
 
3 2%
Groundwater
 
2 1%
Atmosphere
 
1 <1%
Other
 
1 <1%

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Extreme Temperature
 
72 46%
Ice / Snow Change
 
46 29%
Seasonal Timing
 
30 19%
Extreme Precipitation
 
29 19%
Death / Die-off / Decline
 
20 13%
Drought
 
20 13%
Flooding / Draining
 
16 10%
Landslide / Avalanche
 
12 8%
Fire
 
10 6%
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
9 6%
Erosion
 
8 5%
Extreme Wind
 
7 4%
Pollution
 
5 3%
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
4 3%
Algal Bloom
 
3 2%
Infestation
 
3 2%
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
3 2%
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
2 1%
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
2 1%
Permafrost Change
 
2 1%
Rain on Snow
 
2 1%
Storm Surge
 
2 1%
Earthquake
 
1 <1%
Glacier Change
 
1 <1%
Sea/Land Level Change
 
1 <1%
Thunderstorm
 
1 <1%

Impact on Human Environment

Human Health
 
40 26%
Buildings
 
32 21%
Sports / Recreation
 
25 16%
Economic Impact
 
23 15%
Transportation
 
23 15%
Cultural Impact
 
19 12%
Safety
 
19 12%
Agriculture
 
13 8%
Energy
 
12 8%
Food Security
 
12 8%
Water Security
 
12 8%
Harvest Change
 
8 5%
Livestock
 
6 4%
Displacement
 
5 3%
Sanitation
 
5 3%
Fisheries
 
3 2%
Air Quality
 
2 1%
Aquaculture
 
2 1%
Forestry
 
2 1%
Pets
 
2 1%
Burial Site
 
1 <1%
Resilience
 
1 <1%

Year

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Month

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

Season

WINTER
 
44
SUMMER
 
43
FALL
 
28
SPRING
 
28

Country

United States
 
35
Canada
 
20
Norway
 
12
Iceland
 
4
United Kingdom
 
3
Finland
 
2
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
2
Afghanistan
 
1
Czech Republic
 
1
France
 
1
Greece
 
1
Guatemala
 
1
Honduras
 
1
Mongolia
 
1
Russia
 
1
Spain
 
1
Sweden
 
1
Ukraine
 
1