“73 consecutive days of record surface air temperatures for the whole Northern Hemisphere!
“This is not linear global warming anymore! It has been clear from Earth’s Energy Imbalance. Now it’s becoming clear from surface temperatures.”
“Once again, the y-axis on the Global Sea Surface Temperature anomaly chart needed to be extended as yesterday’s anomaly (compared to the 1991-2020 mean) set a new record, just slightly above 0.70°C. Current SST is 21.08°C, just 0.02°C below the record set Aug. 23rd.”
“In case you’re wondering if September, 2023 will be the hottest September ever recorded globally, here’s the month so far…”
“This year is now almost certain to become Earth’s warmest on record after a hot July and August saw global temperatures reach the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
“This is the first time the 1.5C threshold has been passed for more than one month, and only the second time it has ever been exceeded, behind February 2016.”
“From Carbon Sink to Source: The Stark Changes in Arctic Lakes…
“…as the climate has warmed, high-latitude lakes — from the northern United States and Canada to Scandinavia and Siberia — have started to thaw, on average, a week earlier and freeze 11 days later than they did a century ago, according to Sapna Sharma, a biologist at York University in Toronto. The rate of ice loss has sextupled over the past 25 years.”
[previous Sept record was three days].“UK Heatwave breaks after record-breaking seven-day of 30C temperatures
“Saturday was provisionally the hottest day of the year, the Met Office [I don’t think this has happened in September before], said with highs of 32.7C [90.9F] recorded at Heathrow Airport. Temperatures above 30C were also recorded in London on Sunday, with forecasters naming the heatwave spell as “unprecedented.””
“Historic heat wave in Europe , monthly records are >1000 now between France, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Slovakia.
“More than 30 new records yesterday in Norway.”
“3 National Records of Highest September Min. temperatures were set today:
“NETHERLANDS: 21.1C [70F] Vlissingen; BELGIUM: 21.9C Zeebrugge; Also records at Semmerzake and Beauvechain with 20.2C… In Africa – NIGER: 33.8C Bilma (max 45.1C 0.1C from national record high).”
“Warmest September night ever recorded in the Netherlands.
“Another two warm weather records have been broken in the Netherlands. Last night was the warmest recorded September night. And at 11:00 a.m., temperatures climbed above 25 degrees [77F] in De Bilt, making today a summer’s day and breaking the record for most consecutive summer days in September.”
“An intense hailstorm hits three municipalities of Navarra [Spain].
“Several towns in the Ribera Navarra suffered during the early hours of Sunday an episode of heavy rains and hail that stained the streets white and caused numerous incidents. The emergency services and civil protection are making an initial estimate of the damage…”
“Italian mountain forests face irreversible climate change transformation…
“The trees that make up European woods may no longer be seen or have significantly shifted uphill by several hundred meters. Scientists mapped five vulnerable mountain areas in Italy, published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, and have modelled the potential future changes to these fragile ecosystems.”
“After wildfires, floods deal Greek farmers the final blow.
“Unprecedented wildfires during the summer, followed by massive floods, have dealt Greek agriculture a severe blow, with analysts estimating that food prices will soon skyrocket. This week, the Greek government will ask the European Commission to step in and provide “significant” financial assistance…”
“Extreme heat, fires and floods threaten Europe’s economy.
“mounting climate risks, illustrated by the extreme heat, wildfires and floods that ravaged parts of Europe this summer, could hurt the region’s economy as soon as this year, the European Commission warned Monday. In its latest economic forecast, the European Union’s executive arm downgraded its predictions for growth…”
[“Libya asks for international help as 2,000 people feared dead in flood after Storm Daniel sweeps across country Al Bayda received 414.1mm of rain (over 16 inches), most of it in the space of six hours – totally unheard of for Libya, where rainfall totals in excess of 100mm are very rare].
“Mediterranean Storm Daniel has caused catastrophic flooding, resulting in the complete engulfing of entire neighbourhoods after it hit the country’s eastern region.”
“Rescuers have recovered the body of the 32nd victim of the Shovi resort landslide in Georgia’s west, with one person still missing, the Ministry of Internal Affairs said on Sunday.
“The Ministry said the search operations continued with rescuers, heavy equipment, drones, boats and a group of cynologists working in locations adjacent to the epicentre of the disaster zone.”
“Climate change is causing human rights emergencies around the world, the United Nations human rights chief says, specifically highlighting Iraq’s “spiralling damage” from global warming.
“Volker Turk pointed to recent examples of the “environmental horror that is our global planetary crisis”, including in Basra where “drought, searing heat, extreme pollution and fast-depleting supplies of freshwater are creating barren landscapes of rubble and dust”.”
“HISTORIC RECORD HEAT IN IRAN
“Today Omidieh in Iran rose to 50.1C [122.2F]. THIS IS THE LATEST 50C EVER RECORDED WORLDWIDE (and monthly record for Omidieh). Insane records also at high elevations…”
“Tropical Storm Rains Batter China for Seventh Day…
“Haikui has weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm since making landfall in Fujian province on Sept. 5, but its residual vortex has continued to wreak havoc in southern China, with the populous city of Shenzhen deluged by the heaviest rain since records began in 1952. Neighboring Hong Kong was pelted by the worst storm in 140 years [of record-keeping].”
“Hong Kong’s multimillion dollar cliffside mansions on brink of collapse after record rains.
“Luxury cliffside homes in Hong Kong are on the brink of collapse after record breaking rains which killed at least two people, injured more than 100, and caused landslides across the city.”
“Northern Territory bushfire: Tennant Creek under threat as emergency situation declared for Barkly region.
“An emergency situation has been declared as a bushfire four times the size of the ACT continues to threaten a remote Northern Territory town. The 3,000 residents of Tennant Creek have been urged to “stay calm” as authorities seek special powers to manage the 10,000 sq km blaze.”
“August 2023 in Peru was exceptionally hot with again anomalies around +4C above average along the coast and also record high temperatures in the Amazon region.
“Andean region also had record high temperatures but cold nights.”
“El Niño pushes hard on the doors of hunger in Peru…
“Since 2022, the NGO Action Against Hunger has warned of multiple crises with El Niño Costero. This is now going to worsen with El Niño Global, and there are still the consequences of the COVID pandemic and the rise in prices that the country has been experiencing for months.”
“Heavy rains in Chile cause flooding at shopping mall and hospital.
“During Sunday, intense rainfall was recorded in the south central zone of Chile, which caused flooding in several points of the Ñuble region, particularly in the city of Chillan, where the water wreaked havoc on a shopping center and a hospital.”
“Cyclone upturns Venezuelans’ dreams of better life in Brazil…
“Aponte, 34, and her husband, Yeiferson, both worked at a tannery in the small city of Mucum, one of the places hit hardest by the cyclone, which unleashed torrential rain and flooding on the region, leaving nearly 50 people dead and dozens missing.”
“”Twin” unseasonal heat waves in Southern Africa and South America with widespread temperatures >40C [104F] in early spring.
“>40C in South Africa and Botswana,42C in Bolivia and Paraguay,>41C in Argentina and Brazil. But both areas share another similarity: A temperature crash is coming.”
“‘We cannot remain silent’: Small island states are using the law of the sea to demand climate action in a world-first case.
“A group of small island nations threatened by rising sea levels are taking on high-emitting countries in a landmark hearing in Hamburg, Germany today.”
“Climate-induced rising sea levels are forcing residents of this tiny Panama island to leave.
“On a tiny island in the Caribbean sea, hundreds of people are preparing to move to escape rising sea levels that threaten homes. Carti Sugtupu is only the size of five football fields but the island, off Panama’s northern coast, crams houses together with barely an inch to spare.”
“Record heat in the Caribbeans again – Yesterday the US Virgin Islands had its highest RELIABLE temperature on records with 97F [36.1C] at St Croix.
“Note: Specially from 1972 to 1999 most data from UVI is NOT reliable at all (including the Tmins).”
“More record heat yesterday in Mexico: 41.8C [107.2F] Ciudad Victoria broke its September record again.
“Every month this city has been breaking its monthly records multiple times. 38.8C Nuevo Casas Grandes 1469m asl same as above.”
“Phoenix breaks heat record as city hits 110F on 54th day this year.
“On Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service announced that the temperature at Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport reached 110F, making it the 54th day this year with temperatures of at least 110F. Saturday’s temperature breaks the previous record of 53 days that was set in 2020.”
“If record heat doesn’t kill Florida’s baby sea turtles, they still may face birth defects…
““It’s sort of a double whammy,” said Sarah Milton, a primary researcher for the study and a professor at FAU’s department of biological sciences. “We have fewer making it out, and the ones that do make it out are less healthy.””
“Flash flooding in Massachusetts town leaves residents trapped, submerged vehicles as more rain expected across swaths of southeast New England…
“Heavy rains that began Monday and are expected to continue across western portions of Massachusetts overnight have prompted flood or flash flood warnings in the area through Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The region had seen between 6 to 9 inches of rain as of Monday night.”
“Midwest grain harvests loom. Will a low Mississippi River stall farmers’ deliveries again?
“…Last fall, drought led to about 40 days of critically low water in parts of the Mississippi that hadn’t seen it in years – grounding barges, stalling traffic, blocking river ports at the height of harvest season and causing an estimated $20 billion in losses… As this year’s harvest approaches, the river is again on the decline.”
“With nearly 55% of the state now in severe drought, many Minnesota lakes and rivers are at historic low points.
“Near Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Becky Little is seeing a part of the Mississippi River she never thought she’d see. She’s been coming here for years. But just like her lawn at home, the river is as dry as she’s ever seen it.”
“US dairies that dumped milk due to extreme weather to be compensated…
“The Milk Loss Program (MLP) will provide payments to eligible dairies for milk that was discarded without compensation from the commercial milk market due to extreme weather, e. g. droughts, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, winter storms, and more.”
“US sees record number of ‘billion-dollar’ disasters so far this year.
“The United States has experienced a record number of natural disasters with damage estimated at more than $1bn, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) reported, as extreme weather events increase due to climate change.”
“Doctors fear deadly fungal infection outbreak after Tropical Storm Hilary, monsoon flooding in West…
“Valley fever, or Coccidioidosis, is a fungal infection. Humans and pets can get it just by inhaling dusty air. Fungus spores grow in dirt and soil and become airborne when wind, construction, digging and earthquakes disturb the soil. Wind carries the spores to noses and mouths.”
“Climate change can alter the risk of succumbing to infectious diseases.
“A new Europe-wide study investigated the prevalence of protozoans, bacteria and viruses potentially pathogenic to humans and domestic animals in birds and bats in varying climatic conditions. The prevalence of many of these pathogens was associated with temperature or rainfall.”
“‘Major disruptor’: El Niño threatens the world’s rice supplies…
“It is still unclear how severe this El Niño is, says Prof Benjamin Horton, director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore. “The concern is that the rate of warming of ocean temperatures in the Pacific has never been seen before. That indicates that we may get a major El Niño on top of climate change, which would take us really into uncharted territory.”
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