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: At a Crossroads…Can the Planet Remain Below +1.5°C Above Preindustrial Conditions?
Dear Diary. Going back to another of my primary issues for this site of “how soon and how bad,” my friend Bob Henson has written a brilliant article defining and detailing if the world will move past +1.5°C above preindustrial conditions due to our continued carbon pollution. Recently there has been a big split between two of our biggest named scientists on this scientific issue, Dr. Michael Mann and Dr. James Hansen, who are my climate crisis idols. I would recommend that you read all of their books. The bottom line with both of them that they agree on is that society must stop burning fossil fuels very quickly in order to avoid more environmental damage that could get so severe that our very existence as a species is threatened. What the disagree on is again “how fast and how bad” the carbon problem will get.
Bob Henson does a great job encapsulating both sides of this argument and defines just what +1.5°C above preindustrial conditions is. Here is his report for today’s main topic:
If you're getting what seem like mixed signals on whether Earth has already warmed 1.5°C, here's one reason: the answers—and the implications—are different for daily, monthly, yearly, and multidecadal time frames. @CC_Yale https://t.co/FrKYO5ZQtM— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) November 9, 2023
Can we still avoid 1.5 degrees C of global warming?
Global temperatures are approaching a crucial threshold.
by BOB HENSON NOVEMBER 9, 2023
A man jogs through Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across from New York City, on June 8, 2023, amid thick smoke that swept from fires in eastern Canada across much of the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Canada experienced its worst wildfire season by far in 2023, kicked off by record springtime heat and drought across much of the country. (Image credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
Strictly speaking, it’s not yet impossible to keep from heating our world more than 1.5 degrees Celsius beyond the average global air temperature of the mid-to-late 1800s, when the Industrial Revolution was gaining momentum. In practical terms, though, the odds of keeping global warming to 1.5°C are dwindling fast — though just how fast has been a matter of sharp debate. Here are a few points to help you navigate this critical and contentious topic.
Why is the 1.5°C threshold for global warming important?
The 2015 Paris agreement called for keeping the increase “well below 2°C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels.” A 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change described escalating risks of long-term warming above 1.5°C, such as heightened threats of extreme weather, sea level rise, crop losses, and widespread coral reef die-offs.
How will we know if we’ve hit the 1.5°C global warming threshold?
Weather varies so much from week to week, month to month, and year to year that it takes a longer period to assess what can be considered the long-term climate (and that task is even more challenging when the climate itself is changing). Local and regional climatology, such as the average high or low on a particular date in your community, is generally based on 30-year averages, updated each decade. Thirty years is considered long enough to smooth out rises and falls in temperature, such as those produced by a sequence of El Niño or La Niña events, the natural Pacific Ocean phenomena that affect weather worldwide.
As it turns out, the Paris agreement did not specify how long global temperature would need to be at or above 1.5°C for the target to be considered breached. With this in mind, scientists and policymakers generally interpret the 1.5°C target as referring to the average over multiple decades, as opposed to daily or even monthly spikes. In other words, a hot spell may briefly push the world above the 1.5°C threshold, but the long-term average is the number to watch.
Air temperatures at ground level are monitored around the clock by thousands of land-based weather stations. Satellite and buoy data help fill in the gaps over oceans. Several entities, including NOAA, NASA, the Japan Meteorological Agency, and the European Union, carry out monthly and yearly analyses of planet-wide surface air temperature. Minor differences in the agencies’ rankings can result from the different ways they treat data-sparse regions such as the Arctic.
Daily: According to data from the EU Copernicus Climate Change Service, the daily global average temperature rose above 1.5°C on several days in December 2015 and on more than 70 days in 2016 during the strong 2015-16 El Niño event. This year the daily average surged above 1.5°C on more than 80 days through mid-October, according to a BBC analysis of Copernicus data.
Monthly: NASA recently reported that the monthly global temperature in September 2023 was 1.7°C above the 1880-1899 period, which it uses as a benchmark for preindustrial climate. This is the first time a monthly temperature in the NASA database has exceeded the 1.5°C benchmark.
Yearly: It’s now virtually certain that 2023 will be the warmest year in more than a century of global recordkeeping. In a November 2023 report, the nonprofit Climate Central estimated that the global average from November 2022 through October 2023 was 1.32°C above the period 1850-1900, making it the highest anomaly for any 12 months on record.
Data from Berkeley Earth show that January-October 2023 was 1.55°C above the January-October average for 1850-1900. With a strong El Niño event now in full swing, 2023 may end up as the first calendar year to average more than 1.5°C warmer than the preindustrial benchmark.
#Copernicus for #ClimateChange awareness— Copernicus EU (@CopernicusEU) November 6, 2023
2023 is on track to be the hottest year on record
The latest article from our #CopernicusClimate Change Service discusses the implications of these record temperatures for #OurPlanet
Read more 🔗 https://t.co/8uBtDWHPdE pic.twitter.com/fZ7TDmRJdp
What’s been driving the record global heat of 2023?
The new daily and monthly records of 2023 have been produced in large part by oceanic heat stored during the unusually prolonged 2020-23 La Niña. As the ocean and atmosphere segued from La Niña to El Niño conditions this year, bringing oceanic warmth to the surface of the tropical Pacific, some of that heat has surged into the atmosphere. Of course, even an El Niño-driven spike in global air temperature wouldn’t be producing records if it weren’t happening on top of relentless long-term human-caused warming.
Two other factors in the mix this year were moisture pumped into the stratosphere by an undersea volcanic eruption and a massive drop over recent years in sun-blocking pollution over the world’s oceanic shipping lanes, which both pushed temperatures warmer. Together, these probably account for only a small part of the 2023 temperature spike, although research on both phenomena is ongoing.
Are we cutting emissions quickly enough to stay below 1.5°C?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s landmark report of 2018 put immense focus on the 1.5°C goal while underscoring the challenge it would be to reach. The report found that the net greenhouse gas emissions from human activity would need to be 43% lower by 2030 compared to 2019 to maintain a two-thirds chance of either meeting the long-term 1.5°C goal or only briefly overshooting it.
Global emissions haven’t skyrocketed since that report, but neither have they plunged. Apart from a pandemic-related dip of a few percentage points in 2020 and a similarly sized rebound in 2021, carbon pollution has risen at a gradually slowing pace, less than 0.5% a year on average since 2015.
The problem: Each year without a sustained emissions drop puts the 2030 goal further out of reach.
Historical emissions from 1950, projected emissions in 2030 based on nationally determined contributions, and emission reductions required for a two-thirds chance of keeping global temperatures no more than either 2°C (teal) or 1.5°C (blue) above preindustrial values. Values shown in circles are the reductions needed by 2030 compared to 2019 values. Nationally determined contributions (NCDs, or national pledges through the Paris agreement) are not yet sufficient for 2°C, much less 1.5°C, especially when land use and deforestation are considered (see red areas in figure). (Image credit: United Nations Climate Change)
As of 2021, human-produced greenhouse gas emissions (including carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide from agriculture, land use changes, and fossil fuel burning) were 54.59 gigatonnes. That’s almost 13% above the 2009 level (48.45 gigatonnes), and 2023 will likely come in just above 2021.
Getting from a 13% increase to a 43% drop by 2030 would take intense effort, to put it mildly. Global greenhouse gas emissions would need to plunge by an average of around 8% every year from 2024 through 2030 — in other words, at about twice the pace they did during the pandemic-roiled year of 2020.
Reinforcing these bleak prospects was an October 2023 paper in Nature Climate Change. It estimated that the total amount of carbon dioxide that can be emitted from 2023 onward while maintaining even a 50/50 chance of meeting the long-term 1.5°C goal, is roughly the same as six years’ worth of current emissions — meaning we could end up blowing through the 1.5°C budget before the 2020s are done, even if it were to take a bit longer for those emissions to actually push the long-term average above 1.5°C.
Does the 2023 temperature spike mean that global warming has accelerated?
Judging from natural ups and downs in past decades, it’s quite possible that if the global annual average reaches or exceeds 1.5°C in the next year or two, the value will dip back below 1.5°C later in the 2020s, at least for a few more years.
Eminent climate scientist James Hansen isn’t so sure. He and a group of colleagues published an ominous paper in November 2023 in the journal Oxford Open Climate Change on the much-debated topic of climate sensitivity to greenhouse gases, asserting that the sensitivity may be higher than the range long accepted by most climate scientists. (“Climate sensitivity” is scientist-speak for “the extent to which a certain amount of greenhouse gases warm the planet.”)
The authors point to the recent reduction of sun-blocking pollution from ocean shipping — which they call “the great inadvertent aerosol experiment” — while estimating that the reduction in these and other aerosols could boost the rate of global temperature increase by 50% compared to the period 1970-2010.
“We find that Earth’s climate is very sensitive — more sensitive than the best estimate of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — which implies that there is a great amount of climate change ‘in the pipeline’,” the paper concludes.
In a news conference linked to the paper’s release, Hansen asserted that “the 1.5°C limit is deader than a doornail.”
Several other leading researchers, including Michael Mann and Zeke Hausfather, are contesting Hansen’s new paper. They’ve concluded that the heat spike of 2023 is still within the range of the natural climate variability that could be expected within our longer-term warming trend.
It is simultaneously true that:— Zeke Hausfather (@hausfath) November 1, 2023
1) This year's summer saw exceptional temperatures, smashing prior records.
2) There growing evidence of an acceleration in warming.
3) This year's temperatures are within the range of climate model projections, and models project some acceleration pic.twitter.com/Q68FHoNOr8
In a blog post, Mann praised Hansen as “a personal hero to me and many other climate scientists of my generation” while vigorously critiquing the new paper by Hansen and colleagues: “Healthy skepticism is a valuable thing in science. But the standard is high when you’re challenging the prevailing scientific understanding, and I don’t think they’ve met that standard, by a long shot.”
Mann also maintains that the admittedly slim odds of avoiding the 1.5°C threshold still come down to human behavior. “It’s fine for Jim and his colleagues to explore scenarios where we do not act soon enough, and carbon emissions are not lowered adequately to avert specific warming targets such as 1.5C or 2C, but it should be clear that the differences in their conclusions are a result of those policy and behavioral assumptions, not climate physics.”
For more on this unfolding debate, see the Inside Climate News article by Bob Berwyn, “New Study Warns of an Imminent Spike of Planetary Warming and Deepens Divides Among Climate Scientists.”
How fast is renewable energy growing?
If the prospects of staying below 1.5°C are growing dimmer, there are bona fide bright spots in the longer-term endeavor of greatly reducing the need for fossil fuel, which would trim the odds of reaching even more dangerous thresholds of 2°C or higher.
According to the 2023 World Energy Outlook released by the International Energy Agency in October, global demand for coal, oil, and natural gas is projected to peak before 2030. It’s the first time the annual outlook has predicted all three peaks to occur within less than a decade.
These projected drops wouldn’t be because of any dearth of supply — an expectation that was baked into “peak oil” scenarios of 20 years ago — but rather because renewable energy has grown so much more affordable and available thanks to widespread adoption, government support, and technological innovation. The challenge will be for renewables to continue becoming ever more affordable and useful than fossil fuels, despite what could become a growing supply glut of the latter. Indeed, it’s been apparent for more than a decade that there is far more fossil fuel available than the world can safely afford to burn without risking catastrophic climate change.
This year, high interest rates and other economic and administrative hurdles have derailed or postponed some big projects, including several wind farms off the U.S. East Coast. Overall, though, clean energy worldwide is growing at a breakneck pace, especially solar photovoltaic cells. Electricity now makes up about 20% of all final energy consumption — the form in which the energy reaches end users. By 2050, with a continued boom in solar and wind power, it’s projected to be more than 50%. And real-world progress often outpaces what’s predicted in these annual outlooks.
“The transition to clean energy is happening worldwide and it’s unstoppable. It’s not a question of ‘if’, it’s just a matter of ‘how soon’,” said Fatih Barol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, in a statement.
The World Energy Outlook also includes an update to an analysis first published in 2021, “Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5 °C Goal in Reach.”
“The path to 1.5 °C has narrowed, but clean energy growth is keeping it open,” the report says. “We have the tools needed to go much faster … momentum must be accelerated to be in line with the 1.5 °C goal and to ensure that the process of change works for everyone.”
To preserve the 1.5°C goal as well as a net-zero-by-2050 target, the report calls for a rapid scale-up of ambition this decade, including a tripling of renewable energy capacity, a halving of energy intensity (the amount of energy needed for a particular task), and reducing methane from fossil fuels by 75%.
Jeff Masters contributed to this post.
Bob Henson’s Can we still avoid 1.5 degrees C of global warming? was first published on Yale Climate Connections, a program of the Yale School of the Environment, available at: http://yaleclimateconnections.org. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 license (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5).
Global warming is accelerating as atmospheric pollution declines. We must continue critical observations, so that young people have the knowledge required for wise decisions. See Acceleration of Warming — https://t.co/IQ3l1z2wKm pic.twitter.com/Aj8cPP3NNb— James Edward Hansen (@DrJamesEHansen) November 10, 2023
Well, there it is. Another infamous chart from 2023, the hottest year on record.— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) November 10, 2023
A warm stretch of weather in the tropics next week will bring the daily global average temperature anomaly above 2.0°C for the first time in history.
We are in a climate emergency. https://t.co/q66gcz5GLu
Over the next week or two, the global mean temperature anomaly is likely to reach briefly almost 2°C.— Mika Rantanen (@mikarantane) November 10, 2023
It is important to understand that large part of it is "weather" variability.
The climate has warmed ~1.2 °C, but the range of daily temperature variability is more than 1 °C. pic.twitter.com/bMNEwHyGtR
Note that this is actually the opposite of what climate scientists do. We look at multiple lines of evidence when assessing climate sensitivity, rather than just "averaging available models": https://t.co/CK69FBDJJg https://t.co/EJvK7QG7FT pic.twitter.com/QPFpOdFA3o— Zeke Hausfather (@hausfath) November 10, 2023
Here are more “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:
— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 10, 2023
The worst heat wave in South American history kicks off:Records will be obliterated in a large scale,including the hottest nights
Yesterday BOLIVIA had its highest Min. temperature in climatic history with 30.1C at San Jose de Chiquitos
Robore had its hottest day with 42.6C https://t.co/6CLfJ4ROUQ
Argentina calls and SOUTH AFRICA answered today with its own 46C— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 10, 2023
45.5 Augabries Falls 635m
42.8 Twee Rivieren 882m
Also 34.7C and monthly record at Agalega,MAURITIUS on 3 November
But all this is nothing to what South America will experience in the next days. https://t.co/lC8o6UbVnp
An exceptional warm spell is kicking off in SPAIN, specially in the Eastern areas.— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 10, 2023
Temperatures can locally approach or touch 30C with poniente winds and isotherms at record high level for mid November. https://t.co/hsxSVE04QR
Record heat in TAIWAN— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 10, 2023
Exceptional 35.8C at Kaohsiung Inner Gate:it ties the Taiwanese November record
33.9C in the main historic observatory of Kaohsiung destroyed its monthly record
The heat is also exceptional in Southern China,Vietnam,Laos,Thailand and Myanmar
Map Kudos CWB pic.twitter.com/BIjhHgz1PZ
Brutal heat wave in AUSTRALIA.— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 10, 2023
Temperatures are at record level for early November today in South Australia with 44.3C at Tarcoola,44.2C at Wyalla and 44.1C at Port Augusta and 44.0C at Woomera.
Tomorrow the heat will move East and New South Wales can also reach 43C/44C. https://t.co/lyCxcSFIKF
#Indonesia is still with extreme heat:— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 10, 2023
In Java 39.2C at Jatiwangi close to all time national record,
In Sumatra 36.6C at Palembang ties its monthly record and it's 0.2C from all time record.
In Sulawesi 36.8C at Kendari is also 0.2C from its all time record.
Rainy season is late. pic.twitter.com/GWAia4oBiD
Obscene temperature anonalies:— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) November 10, 2023
Global temperatures compared to the previous 3 decades forecast to soar to 2.30°F over 1991-2020 (ERA5)
Massive areas of abnormal warmth over Siberia 🇷🇺 and Canada 🇨🇦 and Antarctica 🐧 will add up to obscene global warmth. pic.twitter.com/96Tbgb3qT6
This exceptional November warm spell in USA is near ending with another very warm day in the SE >90F in Texas and up to 85F in Virginia.— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 9, 2023
More November records In the Americas includes:
MEXICO 29.8C/86F at Tlaxcala 2230m asl !
JAMAICA 35.2C Kingston
COLOMBIA 37.7C Neiva pic.twitter.com/Vr3ehhaWli
Here is some more new October 2023 climatology:
October's heat was unprecedented, and November continues the trend, confirming the hottest 12 months on record. The existential threat to civilisation is already here. Urgent mitigation measures are required. #climate #Europe pic.twitter.com/NTqvSgTnsS— Peter Dynes (@PGDynes) November 10, 2023
October 2023 in #Belarus had an average temperature of +8.0C which is +1.2C above normal and was the 11th warmest on records, that follows the warmest September (+3.5C anomaly).— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 10, 2023
Specially warm in the South,slightly cooler in the NE.
Rainfalls were slightly above average. pic.twitter.com/poZ0rYAU6t
Here is More Climate and Weather News from Friday:
(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.)
El Niño has not peaked.— Ben Noll (@BenNollWeather) November 10, 2023
For the second consecutive month, a westerly wind burst is expected across the equatorial Pacific.
This will trigger the eastward transfer of yet more ocean heat, likely seeing the El Niño event intensify into January 2024. pic.twitter.com/0FyOog8nrj
#ClimateFriday Reading: “But, if we try to fight the ocean with rock and concrete, it will cost us—and it may not work.” Can Seawalls Save Us? A look at #Pacifica’s ‘war with the sea.’ https://t.co/MDMm0PtGPg— Silicon Valley North (@CCLSVN) November 10, 2023
My new video…— Paul Beckwith (@PaulHBeckwith) November 11, 2023
Atmospheric Methane is Rocketing Upwards in a Possible “Termination Zero Methane Event – T-0”https://t.co/52t3jMCfQm #methane #CH4 #naturalgas #climate #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCrisis #ClimateFinance #ClimateHungerStrike #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/ZnSNSUac7i
On this week's show, @RevYearwood of @HipHopCaucus and @jacquipatt of the Chisholm Legacy Project join Greg and Ariana for a wide-ranging conversation about the intersections of the movements for climate justice and racial equality. https://t.co/qEqz0VRqKU pic.twitter.com/xRVzWTJmxb— The Climate One Podcast (@climateone) November 10, 2023
Here are the daily warming stripes 1940-2023, using Copernicus data for pre-1979. pic.twitter.com/nYxZZs5krE— Prof. Eliot Jacobson (@EliotJacobson) November 10, 2023
Today’s News on Sustainable, Traditional Polluting Energy from Fossil Fuel, and the Green Revolution:
Entering the COP28 discussions, the world is barely on a path to 2C above preindustrial. The biggest problem? Large subsidies for fossil fuels (mainly oil and natural gas) in many countries. https://t.co/ViYJ6uOXEx— Jonathan Overpeck (@GreatLakesPeck) November 10, 2023
Now that Joe Manchin is leaving the Senate, the race is on…to see who will replace him as the biggest collector of campaign cash from the oil and gas industry— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) November 9, 2023
Big shocker: New Mexico oil and gas producers, who face strict methane regulations, emit half as much methane as Texas oil and gas producers, who don't, per new satellite data: https://t.co/3uEYT8aud5— Sammy Roth (@Sammy_Roth) November 10, 2023
In 3 yrs this #solar installation at a Arkansas high school turned the district budget from a $250K deficit to a $1.8 million surplus. They're using the surplus to pay teachers more.— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) November 10, 2023
We have the solutions. Implement them. #ActOnClimate#ClimateAction #climate #NoWarNoWarming pic.twitter.com/x6j1Iw4NPd
This PV farm needs no land or roofs and reduces evaporation of drinking water. It is a 145-MW floating farm on a reservoir— Mark Z. Jacobson (@mzjacobson) November 10, 2023
500 MW more will be added, making it the largest floating farm in world
Tech potential Indonesian PV is 28.4 GWhttps://t.co/Vt6zGZblHF @renew_economy
A long series of scientific studies has concluded that any new oil and gas fields are incompatible with staying below the 1.5C global heating limit agreed in Paris, including a 2021 analysis by the International Energy Agency. https://t.co/mtGJEsySea— Vanessa Nakate (@vanessa_vash) November 10, 2023
Michigan will soon require 60% renewable electricity generation by 2034, up from 16% in 2022, and up to 100% by 2040.— Mark Z. Jacobson (@mzjacobson) November 10, 2023
Michigan just passed one of the country’s most ambitious clean energy billshttps://t.co/t47D3hq0cT #WindWaterSolar #WWS
Good morning with good news: Two huge solar plus battery storage projects in California, built on federal land, are now operating. Oberon is 500 MW solar and 250 MW of batteries. Construction started in 2022. Arlington is 364 solar & 242 MW of batteries. https://t.co/NEr04hgr6t— John Raymond Hanger (@johnrhanger) November 10, 2023
Xalapa, Mexico is fighting climate change with nature-based solutions.— UN Environment Programme (@UNEP) November 10, 2023
With support of UNEP and @theGEF, the city is restoring its cloud forests and building rainwater harvesting systems to protect its water supply. https://t.co/PoDlrR2WwN pic.twitter.com/cVX9N0lABE
Shell Oil is becoming an evil pantomime character:— Assaad Razzouk (@AssaadRazzouk) November 11, 2023
>Sues NGO @Greenpeace and threatens NGO @FossielvrijNL to silence them
>$23bn shareholder payout while cutting green jobs
>Makes $9b in Australia in 2021-22 but pays zero tax
>Taps gamers and influencers to greenwash
#SaturdayMorning Reading "Overall, the average winter heating demand is decreasing, whereas the average summer cooling demand is increasing" The future of #Energy Demand in the era of #ClimateEmergency https://t.co/fNyy93Lbek— Silicon Valley North (@CCLSVN) November 11, 2023
More from the Weather Department:
Somalia floods: UN warns of 'once-in-a-century event' Authorities say at least 29 people have been killed, 1.6 million could be affected and more than 300,000 displaced, with more rain to come. https://t.co/WaYnprw8on— BONUS (@TheDisproof) November 10, 2023
Looking at guidance again for the next several days, it continues with a positive outlook for the parched south, specifically the Gulf states. There is still a chance that the heaviest totals remain offshore, but this represents potential widespread rainfall not present in many… pic.twitter.com/LixIwxP9BW— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) November 10, 2023
☔️D R O U G H T🌧 R E L I E F! ⛈ Now, let's hope we don't see too much of a good thing…we will be monitoring a flood threat Monday-Wednesday of next week along the Gulf Coast. @weatherchannel pic.twitter.com/rjlZHft5iS— Scot Pilié (@ScotPilie_Wx) November 10, 2023
Latest rainfall totals here for this next week… Friday to Friday. Lots of Gulf coast action (minus Florida) from leftover lingering front that gets re-energized early week. https://t.co/Hk3pbO7x8H pic.twitter.com/fTWxSk6HDC— Mike's Weather Page (@tropicalupdate) November 10, 2023
1pm EST 10th November — NHC is monitoring a broad area of low pressure that is forecast to form in the SW Caribbean Sea by the middle part of next week. It currently has a low chance (30%🟡) of tropical cyclone formation over the next 7 days. https://t.co/DboWSR44Dt pic.twitter.com/SLc3ez4XRg— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) November 10, 2023
Around 8.25 million lightning pulses were detected above the Australian region during the last 7 days. This animation shows how the storms unfolded across the country using data from Weatherzone's Total Lightning Network.— Ben Domensino (@Ben_Domensino) November 10, 2023
More info: https://t.co/MLbAZHga6l pic.twitter.com/B3xMTws8K6
It's a snowy start to November in Anchorage, as a record daily snowfall amount was broken on Wednesday! ❄️— AccuWeather (@accuweather) November 10, 2023
Footage captured last night shows near-whiteout conditions. A winter storm watch is in place for central parts of the state until Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/aJ1AXl8pue
Storm appears to be over. Total was 20.7" (dog height). pic.twitter.com/pAGI5aqU3v— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) November 9, 2023
Outdoor Christmas tree update. pic.twitter.com/pi5eqsnxCR— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) November 10, 2023
November 10, 2002:— WX History (@weather_history) November 10, 2023
A devastating outbreak of over five dozen tornadoes impacted numerous states from Mississippi to Pennsylvania. 22 were significant (F2+), the strongest of which was a long-track F4 in Van Wert, OH. 33 people were killed and nearly 300 were injured.#wxhistory pic.twitter.com/NH1LZGIlq3
Now that's a dust devil! 🌪— AccuWeather (@accuweather) November 10, 2023
Spotted yesterday in New Port Richey, FL. pic.twitter.com/oM1v4OJTNa
More on the Environment and Nature:
Your 'moment of doom' for Nov. 10, 2023 ~ On the verge of extinction.— Prof. Eliot Jacobson (@EliotJacobson) November 10, 2023
"Climate change causes direct negative effects for crops, such as heat stress, but its indirect effects are disrupting insect populations, and reducing soil biodiversity…"https://t.co/uScxhE7CNa
"We need to think about undoing our environmental mistakes, like damming rivers, bulkheading our shorelines, and concretizing streams," landscape architect Kate Orff says in a new interview.— Yale Environment 360 (@YaleE360) November 10, 2023
"We need to start making room for rivers and floods."https://t.co/VcvOL6IIw7
A wild story about how a handful of farmers in the American West consume more water than some entire states.— Dr. Jonathan Foley (@GlobalEcoGuy) November 10, 2023
Most of that water is used to grow hay or alfalfa for cheap animal feed. And much of that is shipped to other counties.https://t.co/PPYu7xXAYN https://t.co/avM9FJteRQ
The hottest global temperatures ever recorded in 125,000 years this summer fueled the most massive corn harvest in the history of the United States. 🌽📈— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) November 10, 2023
A jaw-dropping 15.234 billion bushels of corn blew out top analyst expectations. Farmers have corn coming out their ears.… pic.twitter.com/1VJ6MTxZCw
More on Other Science and the Beauty of Earth and this Universe:
You are missed Carl. They don’t make ‘em like you anymore. You were right about everything. pic.twitter.com/XHgTfmZgAj— Jeff Berardelli (@WeatherProf) November 10, 2023
BREAKING: Grindavik, #Iceland has been asked to evacuate. A magmatic dike may have formed below town, and eruptive fissures may eventually open near or in Grindavik.— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) November 11, 2023
There is “significantly” more magma involved than with past eruptions of Fagradalsfjall. https://t.co/PpKokchCBx
Welp. This would cool things off for a bit in the Northern Hemisphere. https://t.co/pFSuEZ7plu— Deirdre Des Jardins💧🔥💨 (@flowinguphill) November 10, 2023
BREAKING: There's an increasing risk of an #eruption in coming days on the Reykjanes Peninsula in #Iceland.— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) November 10, 2023
An #earthquake swarm is rattling area near Sundhnjúkagígar and leading to large cracks in the roads.
Three earthquakes >5.0 today; a Civil Protection Alert Phase. pic.twitter.com/sdXnf9xQ2d
A G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for tomorrow evening. What does that mean? Right now, the @NWSSWPC is forecasting an aurora strength of about KP6/KP7, which would make it visible overhead near the yellow line. pic.twitter.com/pS2BG4679X— NWS Norman (@NWSNorman) November 10, 2023
Spectacular showing of a green flash earlier this week! These photos were taken by Maya Montana in Key West — excellent shots!— NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) November 9, 2023
To learn more about the elusive green flash, visit https://t.co/BJ8qwqRyBZ#flwx #FLKeys #FloridaKeys #KeyWest #GreenFlash pic.twitter.com/Hjy29hJ8MS
Actually an interesting idea.— Green is a mission (@Greenisamissio1) November 10, 2023
The world first vertical forest in Milan Italy 🇮🇹 The towers were designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti and completed in 2014. They are now home to over 900 trees and 5,000 shrubs, making them the world’s first vertical forests.💚🌱☘️🌿🌲🌳🍀💚 pic.twitter.com/V3LwEZ7o3z
Night thoughts— Green is a mission (@Greenisamissio1) November 10, 2023
Cornerstones of coexistence
If all governments and leaders took this to heart, things would look a lot better on this wonderful planet❤️💙💚🌱☘️🌿🌲🌳🍀💚 pic.twitter.com/Q26LxY2FBA