Extreme Temperature Diary- Wednesday September 20th, 2023/Main Topic: Boiling Brazil

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 record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉

Main Topic: Boiling Brazil

Dear Diary. My alarm bells really went off yesterday when I spied the following message. It’s very rare to see a tweet with more than a million retweets, but this one did:

As of this morning we see a sprawling heat dome over the area:

Sao Paulo, South America’s most populous city, a megalopolis of about 11 million people, is expected to see maxes near 40°C the next few days.

My next question is what will happen here if this anomalous heat persists through the spring and summer to the Amazon? I do fear the worst. Next question. Has the world crossed a tipping point such that the Amazon burns, and we lose the lungs of the Earth? Yikes!

This new “fried egg” sculpture in Sao Paulo made to focus people on the climate crisis is quite fitting for thus week’s hot event there:

People take a picture of the “Art Eggcident” installation by Dutch artist Henk Hofstra at Faria Lima Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 18, 2023. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

All of this should spur us to work even harder to stop the use of fossil fuels. I’ll come back to this Brazilian and South American hot topic once we see more news.

Here are some other “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 climate and weather news from Wednesday:

(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.)

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