“WORLD CLIMATIC HISTORY BEING REWRITTEN… We are breaking thresholds of what was though being possible for this time of the year:
“45.9C [114.6F] Casa Colorada MEXICO 46.4C/115.5F Matam SENEGAL.
“We are at unprecedented heat levels for this time of the year in the whole Northern Hemisphere.”
“I’m getting so desperate for some positive climate news, that the ending of this 113 day record Northern Hemisphere [surface air] temperature streak would qualify.
“This little jump at the end upsets me more than it should…”
“Climate Science in Arctic ‘Broken’ as US and Europe Isolate Russia.
“Collaboration between Western and Russian scientists stopped after the invasion of Ukraine and is still nearly impossible, putting vital research in jeopardy… Now geopolitics are a main determinant of whether scientific projects can move forward.”
“Impacts of thawing permafrost to be severe for Fairbanks, noticed globally…
“the Earth will be wholly impacted by the release of methane gas that will come from the melting ice in permafrost. “So for them it’s much more kind of scary that permafrost is releasing these greenhouse gases, which will increase the rate of warming and increasing the rate of warming will increase the rate of thawing of permafrost, a so called positive feedback mechanism…””
“Billions of snow crabs in Alaska likely vanished due to warm ocean, study says…
“The eastern Bering Sea snow crabs, once thought to be overfished, actually starved to death en masse because the change in water temperature “increased their caloric needs considerably”, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in the study.”
“As temperatures rise, songbirds struggle to keep young healthy, researchers find [US]…
“The paper echoes rising concerns from ecologists and bird scientists, known as ornithologists, that the world is in the midst of a massive bird decline. Since the 1970s, North America’s bird population has dropped by almost 3 billion…”
“Summerlike heat bakes western US with record-high temperatures in jeopardy from California to Texas…
“The warm and dry weather pattern across most of the western U.S. will get warmer over the next few days, with several high temperatures nearing or breaking daily records from the Pacific Northwest to the Desert Southwest and east into Texas.”
“Extraordinary 108F at Palm Springs. a quick check and I found only one later 108F in all USA than today: Indio 24 October 1959.”
“‘You should be able to have a water break’: US workers fight for extreme-heat rules…
“What happened in Nevada has taken place across the country in recent years. Industry groups are fighting worker heat protections, arguing that current regulations already address heat illness, businesses already protect workers, and that a one-size-fits-all approach would be costly and ineffective.”
“Extreme heatwaves in Texas fueled a 22% rise in flaring incidents in the Permian shale basin in the 12 months ended September, analytics firm Enverus said in a note.
“Satellite data from the largest U.S. shale basin showed flaring, or the burning of unwanted gas, hitting near three-year peaks in July when Texas was gripped by extreme heat, Enverus said in the note on Thursday.”
“The Pasadena Public Health Department has reported a case of Dengue virus in a Pasadena resident, the first confirmed incident of the mosquito-borne disease in the entire state not associated with travel outside the United States…
“In 2023 to date, there have been more than 500 reported cases of locally acquired dengue in the U.S. — until Friday all occurring in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.”
“Almost half the world’s population could be at risk from dengue due to global warming.
“Once specific to small pockets of Asia, the infection can now be found across several continents of the world, say researchers… Analysis from Airfinity, a science data analyst company, shows that the incidence of dengue has already increased by at least 30-fold over the past 50 years.”
“The Panama Canal Authority on Friday said it was temporarily suspending auctions for Neopanamax and Panamax locks as the waterway continues to deal with a drought.
“The ACP put on hold the extraordinary and special auctions for the Neopanamax locks as well as daily auctions for the Panamax locks for Oct. 23 through Oct. 31 transit dates.”
“Extreme weather is making major trade routes less reliable, and it’s only going to get worse.
“Extreme weather is becoming an increasing challenge for transport. It’s now seriously affecting supply chains and hampering the flow of goods on vital waterways – and we’re expecting this to gain momentum moving forward. Shippers should be prepared for the risk…”
“Historic Amazon drought halts some grain barge navigation.
“Some grain shipments on rivers in Northern Brazil have been halted due to a drought that has sent Amazon river tributaries to the lowest level in over a century, according to a note sent to clients on Thursday by shipping services provider Serveporto.”
“Historic Drought to Get Worse in Brazil’s Amazon, Scientist Says.
“No precipitation is expected for the immediate horizon in northern Brazil even though the rainy season normally starts in late September or early October, atmospheric physicist Paulo Artaxo said in an interview… The climate “has already changed. Most countries are not prepared to deal with the rise of extreme climate events.””
“BRAZIL HAD ITS HIGHEST RELIABLE TEMPERATURE IN CLIMATIC HISTORY: 44.2C [111.6F] Cuiaba yesterday.
“See a list of the historic highest temperatures in Brazilian climatic history including the dubious/wrong/reliable ones. Previous was 44.1C at Coxim.”
“Drought hitting Chaco region concerns Paraguayan authorities.
“Paraguayan authorities expressed their concern Thursday given the dramatic drought causing social, economic, and environmental devastation in the region of Chaco, which is also affecting parts of neighboring Bolivia, it was reported.”
“Historic heat in Bolivia, records were smashed with huge margins: ALL TIME: 43.7 [111.7F] San Jose; 41.7 San Joaquin; 41.5 Ascension de Guarayos; 41.1 San Borja; 40.6 Magdalena… MONTHLY: 43.2 San Matias; 39.6 Ribertalta.”
“Worsening drought in Argentina’s soybean growing areas is reverberating onto US markets, pushing US soybean meal exports to record highs and boosting prices.
“Argentina is normally the world’s largest exporter of soybean meal, but drought forced the country to cede that role to neighboring Brazil in the just-ended 2022/23 crop year. Now drought is again damaging prospects…”
“Atlantic hurricanes strengthening faster due to climate change, study finds.
“”This work shows that the rates at which hurricanes strengthen, and the frequency with which they transition from relatively weak storms into major hurricanes, has significantly increased in just the last 50 years,” said author Andra Garner, of Rowan University in the United States.”
“The second red “danger to life” weather alert in a week has taken effect in eastern parts of Scotland, with torrential rain and high winds forecast across the UK.
“Forecasters say another 70-100mm (4ins) of rain could fall on Saturday in parts of Angus and Aberdeenshire already hit by severe flooding. Three people have died since Thursday, when Storm Babet first took hold.”
“This is the dramatic moment a bus is swept away in a flooded French river after huge rainfall from Storm Aline – as northern Europe faces a battering from Storm Babet.
“Gale-force winds and floods struck several countries in northern Europe as the region endured more heavy rain on Friday that forecasters say will continue into the weekend.”
“Storm Babet leaves trail of destruction across Portugal…
“[Babet] left behind a trail of destruction across Portugal as it developed out in the Atlantic. Strong winds and torrential rain on Monday night into Tuesday resulted in flooding, with streets swamped underwater and the drainage system at Faro airport in south Portugal unable to cope under the deluge.”
“The skies over Casciana Terme [Tuscany, Italy] unleashed a deluge, with 36 mm [1.4 inches] of rain falling in just 15 minutes, transforming streets into rivers and wreaking havoc on the area…
“This storm is the fortieth ‘water bomb’ to have struck Tuscany in 2023… The agricultural sector has been heavily impacted, with the harvest of various crops… being affected.”
“At 3am lt (UTC +2) temperatures are as high as 32C [89.6F] in Sicily at Torregrotta and 31.8C at Palermo Observatory. Only late October 1999 had such conditions.
“But the really worse will be in the Balkans where sirocco will drive temperatures at totally unprecedented levels. Map by SIAS.”
“Extraordinary warm spell in Europe. 30.3 [86.5F] in HUNGARY Latest 30C in climatic history, 2 weeks later than the previous latest.
“Up to 32/33C in Bulgaria, Albania and Serbia. Exceptional warmth in Austria and several monthly records broken. See list of records below.”
“Burkina Faso’s health ministry has declared a dengue fever epidemic amid the deadliest outbreak in years in which more than 200 people have died and new cases are rising sharply.
“There have been 50,478 suspected cases and 214 deaths of the mosquito-borne illness this year, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday…”
“Türkiye’s Bodrum faces water scarcity as drought hits dams.
“Bodrum, Türkiye’s popular tourist destination, is grappling with water scarcity due to the closure of two dams caused by a severe drought. The Municipality of Bodrum has initiated water supply through tankers to meet the needs of its residents.”
“Migrant workers toil in perilous heat to prepare for Cop28 climate talks in UAE…
“FairSquare, a human rights research and advocacy group, obtained evidence of more than a dozen migrant workers from Africa and Asia labouring outside at three Cop28 sites in early September as temperatures hit 42C (107F) in Dubai – the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”
“Climate Change’s Hidden Toll: Coral Bleaching at Record Depths in the Indian Ocean…
“Scientists have discovered the deepest known evidence of coral reef bleaching, more than 90 meters (300 feet) below the surface of the Indian Ocean… scientists say it serves as a stark warning of the harm caused in our ocean by rising ocean temperatures, and also of the hidden damage being caused throughout the natural world as a result of climate change.”
“India to declare dead 79 people missing in Himalayan lake floods…
“As climate change warms high mountain regions, many communities face the risk of dangerous glacial lake outburst floods. Lakes holding water from melted glaciers can brim over and burst, sending torrents rushing down mountain valleys. More than 200 such lakes now pose a high hazard to Himalayan communities…”
“Historic rainstorm! Typhoon Sanba has stalled in southern Guangxi since yesterday.
“The rainfall at Yaping in Beihai has reached 780.4mm/24 h [over 30 inches], breaking the record for Guangxi Province and the record for October in mainland China (excluding Hainan)!”
“‘Unprecedented’ cyclone could form in the Coral Sea next week, Bureau of Meteorology confirms…
“The Bureau of Meteorology is closely monitoring a storm system which could turn into a tropical cyclone off the Queensland coast early next week… A cyclone has not formed in the Coral Sea during October since reliable records began in the 1970s, according to the Bureau.”
“NSW floods: just 11% of applications approved for buybacks and no homes retrofitted nearly 20 months on.
“Only one in 10 flood-affected homeowners in the New South Wales northern rivers who applied for assistance have received a guarantee their house will be bought by the government, and not a single person has had their home retrofitted or raised.”
“More extreme heat in Australia: Today the temperature reached 44.1C at Mardie, the first 44C of the season.
“Monthly record broken at Meriddin with 39.5C. Tomorrow even hotter with exceptional heat and widespread records and possible 45C [113F].”
“The amount of dust in the world’s air worsened in 2022, the United Nations said on Thursday, as it called for more research into how climate change may increase sandstorm hotspots…
““Every year, around 2,000 million tonnes of dust enters the atmosphere, darkening skies and harming air quality in regions that can be thousands of kilometres away, and affecting economies, ecosystems, weather and climate,” the report said.”
“With Record-breaking Temperatures During Fashion Month [New York], Naked Dressing Is Here to Stay.
“Naked dressing is here to stay, both for climate and style purposes, according to the spring 2024 runways. To combat record-breaking temperatures at New York Fashion Week, many designers from Dion Lee to Jason Wu played with sheer fashions…”
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