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Currently — December 8th, 2021

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So far in December, Honolulu has reported over 93 times the amount of rainfall it received in November, with 7.71 inches falling on Monday alone:
You may have heard about the blizzard that impacted Hawaii’s Big Island summits this past weekend. While that snowfall was fairly routine for the Island— this week a “Kona Low” has continued to pound parts of the island— creating dangerous conditions. 
A “Kona Low” refers to  type of cyclone that occurs in the Pacific’s cool season and brings torrential rains, floods, waterspouts, and other hazardous conditions. On Monday, Governor David Ige, issues a state of emergency following flooding and power outages. 
What you need to know, currently.
Prof Michael E. Mann
Yeah, this is just a single year. But I'm increasingly concerned that THIS is the real "carbon cycle feedback" we should be worrying about (via @LouiseB_NY/@Independent):
This summer, devastating wildfires wreaked havoc on communities, landscapes, and wildlife all over the globe. The heat, drought, and blazes that took place in North America, Siberia, the Mediterranean, Europe, and North Africa broke new records.
According to reporting from the Independent, wildfires released 1,760 megatonnes (Mt) of carbon into the atmosphere just this past year. That’s three times as much carbon as the US— the world’s second-largest carbon emitter— produces yearly.
To visualize the impact of the wildfire for yourself, check out these real-time satellite fire observations by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, reported on in the Independent. — Abbie Veitch
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This will be the wettest November in the history of Canada's west coast — if weather models hold.

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