“Breaking News! Code UFB!!!
“Today the 60°S-60°N global average sea surface temperature broke through the 6 sigma barrier for the first time, reaching 6.08 standard deviations above the 1982-2011 mean.”
“A lot has already been said about the record October temperature value published 48 hour ago, but there’s nothing like seeing it in map form.
“All the dark red represents the warmest October since 1940. It’s very bad. No other superlatives needed.”
“What the f*ck.
“130 days of continues record high temperatures over the Northern Hemisphere, and I’m having déjà vu. How long will this record breaking continue?”
“Arctic Ocean soundscapes reveal changes in mammal populations in response to climate change.
“New research, published in Frontiers in Marine Science, has focused on the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, an important Arctic location that has experienced increasing temperatures and declining sea ice over recent decades.”
“The World’s Largest Forest Wilderness Seems to Be Shrinking [the boreal forests]…
“…boreal forests’ northward advance has been spotty and slower than expected. Meanwhile, their southern retreat has been faster than scientists predicted. As scholars who study northern ecosystems, forests and wetlands, we see concerning evidence that as the world warms, its largest forest wilderness appears to be shrinking.”
“Worst-ever contamination of Ireland’s largest lake [Lough Neagh]: What’s to blame?
“…For months, extensive blue-green algal (cyanobacteria) growths have led to animal deaths, human sickness, temporary beach closures, and the permanent closure of businesses… The wettest July on record in Northern Ireland, followed by prolonged spells of warm weather in August and early September, have served as more immediate triggers.”
“Areas of Co Down are still reeling from the devastating floods a week on as the clean-up operation continued over the weekend.
“Several towns and villages across the county were impacted by heavy downpours leaving businesses and homes damaged or destroyed. Some roads remain closed…”
“A tornado that ripped through Jersey during Storm Ciaran was likely the strongest in the British Isles for almost 70 years, an investigation has found.
“The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) said the wind vortex, which swept in around midnight on Wednesday 1 November, was also “easily” the most powerful ever recorded on the Channel Islands.”
“A turtle that should be in the Mediterranean is thought to have “got caught in Storm Ciarán” and washed ashore in Guernsey.
“Michael and Michaela Le Page found the turtle on Monday morning. The pair said they thought at first the animal was dead, but when it started to move they took it to the GSPCA.”
“”Rain will not solve Algarve drought problem”.
“The rain recorded in the Algarve may give the feeling that the drought will be resolved, but the reality of a gradual drop in rainfall and reserves shows that the region is in a process of desertification, warned a researcher.”
“Italy grapples with billions in losses from severe flooding and extreme weather.
“Italy is counting the high cost of extreme weather events that have ravaged the country this year, causing significant damage to urban areas and destroying crops in various regions. The effects of these natural disasters are set to run into billions of euros…”
“Extended summer weather in Eastern Mediterranean:
“37C [98.6F] in Israel, 32.8C in Cyprus, in Russia 26C at 700m asl, 25C at 1000m. Very hot nights as well: MIN Temp was 24.1C at Samandira in Turkey. In Greece November RECORD high tied at Thessaloniki with 27.0C.”
“‘Between risk and despair’: Cyclical drought hurts pregnant women in Angola…
““Millions of people in southern Angola are facing an existential threat as drought aggravated by climate change continues to ravage the region,” Amnesty International said in a statement in July 2021. In 2022, the drought in southern Angola left an estimated 1.58 million people at risk of famine, according to the World Bank.”
“Heavy rains and flash flooding have killed at least 40 people and displaced tens of thousands in Kenya and Somalia, aid agencies reported Monday.
“In Somalia, the government declared an emergency after the extreme weather killed at least 25 people and destroyed homes, roads and bridges. Emergency and rescue workers were trying to reach an estimated 2,400 residents trapped…”
“Heavy rain resulted in floods in some Malaysian states, with nearly 1,000 people moved to evacuation centres on Monday.
“Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi said as at noon on Monday, six districts in Selangor, Perak and Pahang were affected by floods, with 881 victims from 237 families evacuated to 12 temporary flood relief centres.”
“National record of highest Min. temperature in November in THAILAND.
“29.4C [84.9F] the MIN TEMP today at the maritime platform of Bangkok Pilot is the new November national record, 0.1C above the record set at the same site. Several stations are with stifling humid hot nights >27C.”
“Thailand on course for hottest and driest year: climate expert.
“Dr Seri Suparatit, an expert on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), forecast an unusually warm cool season (November-February) for the country followed by extreme heat in April. Average temperatures in the hot season would be 1.5C higher than normal, he said in a Facebook post.”
“Southeast Asia Heat Wave:
“Records of highest November temperatures are falling in MYANMAR too: 36.5 [97.7F] Zalun; 34.5 Hsipaw… In LAOS the capital Vientiane with 35.8C missed its monthly record by 0.2C. No trace of the called “cold season” (Nov-Feb) ,just the opposite.”
“Hong Kong swelters on second-hottest November day since records began, as mercury soars to 30.7 degrees Celsius.
“Hong Kong sweated through its second-hottest November day since records began in 1884, with the mercury soaring to 30.7 degrees Celsius (87.3 Fahrenheit) at the Observatory’s headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday.”
“RECORD CHINA & TAIWAN.
“Absurd November heat with further 56 stations breaking records… Today 35.7 in Yunnan,34.6 Guizhou,33.1 Hainan, 33.0 Guangxi, 32.9 Anhui provinces; PROVINCIAL RECORDS: 30 Qingpu Shanghai; 31.6 Liyang Jiangsu… NOVEMBER RECORD FOR ALL TAIWAN 35.5 [95.9F] at Neimen.”
“Central Tokyo Recorded 27.5 °C [82F] on Tuesday, Highest Temperature Ever in November; Second Consecutive Summer Day.
“Temperatures rose mainly in the Kanto Koshin region on Tuesday. In central Tokyo, a record high 27.5°C was observed at 12:20 p.m., making it the second consecutive summer day in November, following Monday’s 25.1°C.”
“Northeast China sees first major blizzard this season and forecasters warn of record snowfall…
“Major highways in the northeastern city of Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, were closed and flights canceled, China’s state broadcaster CCTV said. Elementary and middle schools also canceled classes for Monday. The National Meteorological Center said Monday that snowfall is likely to “breakthrough the historical records” for the same period.”
“Out-of-control bushfires are continuing to put lives and homes at risk as fire rages in bushland south-east of Perth.
“Parts of Serpentine, Jarrahdale and Keysbrook have been upgraded to a Bushfire Emergency Warning with residents warned to ‘act immediately to survive’.”
“Brutal heat waves incoming in the Southern Hemisphere. South America, South Africa and Australia will have extreme heat waves all at the same time. South America specially will have among the hottest days in its history, especially between Paraguay and Bolivia.”
“Hundreds of thousands still without power days after storm hits Brazil’s largest city.
“Half a million residents of Sao Paulo remained without electricity on Monday three days after a storm knocked down power cables, leaving much of Brazil’s largest city in the dark. The storm snapped branches and knocked down hundreds of trees that fell on overhead power lines in many streets of the city…”
“Amazon drought sparks fears of climate tipping points…
“As the extreme heat and water shortage kills trees and sparks fires, the forest begins to release its enormous stocks of carbon dioxide, fuelling the process of global warming that scientists say was an important factor behind the drought in the first place.”
“Maui wildfires lead to dire mental health crisis in Lahaina…
“Kekoa Lansford can’t shake the images of glowing skeletons in burning homes and charred bodies in cars. More than two months after a ferocious wildfire burned his West Maui community to the ground, killing at least 97 people, Lansford and other survivors say the trauma is as real now as the day it sent hundreds of people fleeing for their lives…”
“A California town was leveled by a wildfire. Three years on, it feels the world has forgotten.
“An eight-mile wall of flames. Nearly 200,000 acres burned in 24 hours. Sixteen deaths. In any other modern decade, the events that unfolded in and around Berry Creek, California, in 2020 would have stood apart for their sheer devastation.”
“First November monthly heat record in USA today with 83F [28.3C] at Winslow AZ.
“56 countries have already broken at least 1 heat record in these 5 days (some had several hundreds record), 10 of which at national level. 2 (Argentina and Australia) had monthly low records.”
“The summer from hell still isn’t quite over in the Caribbean.
“In Jamaica, heat stress (the bottom black trajectory) began to rise in June and is peaking only now, in November, at 23 Degree Heating weeks. 8 DHW is enough to kill susceptible coral species.”
“New study sheds light on Adélie penguins’ reliance on declining sea ice during molt…
“Despite the relatively large amount of sea ice still available in the Ross Sea, researchers have discovered a potential bottleneck in the penguins’ annual cycle, which could be exacerbated as the climate continues to change.”
“Animal-to-human viral epidemics increasing.
“Four types of animal-to-human viral infections have been increasing at an exponential rate, with epidemics generally becoming larger and more frequent over the past 60 years.”
“Global Agriculture Needs An Evergreen Revolution…
“Environmental degradation, chemical resistance and climate change mean that the breakthroughs that kept farmers a step ahead of famine are finally running out of steam… To spark the Evergreen Revolution, we need emerging technologies to work in harmony.”
“UN climate fund battle looms over US stance on financing.
“A fight over a global fund to help countries deal with climate change is set to play out at a UN climate summit this month, after the US objected to taking a greater role in the financing of it in a tentative agreement reached at the weekend.”
“Just 4% of top companies meet UN climate target guidelines, study says.
“Half of the world’s 2,000 biggest listed companies have set a target to get to net-zero emissions by mid-century, but just a fraction meet tough United Nations guidelines for what constitutes a quality pledge, a report on Monday showed.”
“The latest CO₂ reading from NOAA just came out for October. Up 3.08 ppm from October, 2022.
“Things are not going swimmingly.”
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