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    Re: Climate change: warmer oceans could set off a year of extreme weather, US forecasters warn

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    Climate change: warmer oceans could set off a year of extreme weather, US forecasters warn | South China Morning Post

    The world’s oceans, especially the Gulf of Mexico, are warmer than average, as a result of climate change

    The high temperatures have affected the Atlantic hurricane season, wildfires from the Amazon to Australia, and record heat and thunderstorms in the US


    The world’s seas are simmering, with record high temperatures spurring concern among forecasters that the global warming effect may generate a chaotic year of extreme weather ahead.

    Parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans all hit the record books for warmth last month, according to the US National Centres for Environmental Information. The high temperatures could offer clues on the ferocity of the Atlantic hurricane season, the eruption of wildfires from the Amazon region to Australia, and whether the record heat and severe thunderstorms raking the southern US will continue.
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    This is the second forecast I've seen recently about a more active hurricane season this year.
    Shouldn't this have happened last year? and the year before? You know, hockey stick warming and all. Or is there a point where weather goes from normal to crazy and this year is the year?
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    Re: Climate change: warmer oceans could set off a year of extreme weather, US forecasters warn

    Quote Originally Posted by KLATTU View Post
    Shouldn't this have happened last year? and the year before? You know, hockey stick warming and all. Or is there a point where weather goes from normal to crazy and this year is the year?
    You are already seeing the devastating effects of climate change all across the world.

    "Impacts from climate change are happening now. These impacts extend well beyond an increase in temperature, affecting ecosystems and communities in the United States and around the world. Things that we depend upon and value — water, energy, transportation, wildlife, agriculture, ecosystems, and human health — are experiencing the effects of a changing climate."

    Climate change impacts | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


    "Madrid, 3 December 2019 - The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record. 2019 is on course to be the second or third warmest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization."

    2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat and high-impact weather | World Meteorological Organization

    "“Average temperatures have increased by about one degree since 1950, while recent decades have also seen a trend toward lower winter season rainfall, particularly in the southwest and southeast of Australia,” Dr Hughes said.

    “Controlling for all other factors, we estimate these changes have reduced average farm profits by around 22 per cent. These effects have been most pronounced in the cropping sector, reducing average profits by 35 per cent, or $70,900 per year for a typical cropping farm.

    “At a national level this amounts to an average loss in production of broadacre crops of 8% or around $1.1 billion a year."


    New insights on the effects of drought and climate variability on Australian farms - Department of Agriculture

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