‘I am more worried than ever’: Scientists explain why record-shattering 2023 heat has them on edge

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 12:05:48 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"The latest calculations from several science agencies showing Earth
obliterated global heat records last year may seem scary. But scientists worry
that what's behind those numbers could be even worse.

News agency the Associated Press spoke to more than three dozen scientists
about what the smashed records mean. Most say they fear acceleration of climate
change that is already right at the edge of the 1.5C increase since
pre-industrial times that nations had hoped to stay within.

“The heat over the last calendar year was a dramatic message from Mother
Nature,” says University of Arizona climate scientist Katharine Jacobs.
Scientists say warming air and water is making deadly and costly heatwaves,
floods, droughts, storms and wildfires more intense and more likely.

This last year was especially bad."

Via Rixty Dixet.

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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