The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track planetary extreme, or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉
Main Topic: Eye Opening Atlantic Ocean Record Heat
Dear Diary. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been posting notes in my Twitter daily news section (always listed below record and climate reports) that the Atlantic Ocean has been alarmingly at record warm levels. Let’s focus on this today. As are globe warms because of carbon pollution emitted over the last two hundred years we will see our oceans exceed record temperature levels. As far as the Atlantic goes, this added heat will be fuel for stronger storms, including hurricanes.
Due to a burgeoning El Niño in the Pacific, overall global ocean temperature statistics will spike for at least the next couple of years. It’s unclear how much this new El Niño will shear and/or suppress Atlantic hurricanes this year. Some meteorologists are suggesting that the record warmth from the Atlantic Basin will compensate for any negative effects from El Niño. We will see.
Here are some notes on this record ocean heat:
As Maximiliano Herrera reported (Extreme Temps Around the World) on this last note, I do fear that the planet is entering a new phase of unprecedented heat. Perhaps this will spur us to finally discard the yolk of fossil fuels that have set record temperatures and associated disasters in the first place.
Here are some “ET’s” recorded from around the planet the last couple of days, their consequences, and some extreme temperature outlooks, as well as any extreme precipitation reports:
Here is more new May 2023 climatology:
Here is more climate and weather news from Monday:
(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article. The most noteworthy items will be listed first.)