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September 10, 2021

The Summer Of 2021 Was The Hottest Summer On Record

NOAA found that the average temperature of meteorological summer - June, July, and August - was 2.6°F (1.45°C) above the 20th century average, a troubling sign as global temperatures continue to increase faster than previously thought.

All seven of the warmest years on record have been the last seven years, and 19 of the 20 warmest years have occurred since 2000. More than 18% of the contiguous U.S. experienced record heat this summer, and several states, including California, Nevada, Utah, and Oregon had their hottest temperatures on record.

No state reported temperatures that fell below average. The record heat coincided with extreme weather across the country, including extreme heat, wildfires, drought, and flooding. (CNN, Gizmodo, LA Times $, The Hill, New York Times $, Washington Post $; Climate Signals background: Extreme heat and heatwaves, 2021 Western wildfire season, Drought, Extreme precipitation increase, 2021 Atlantic hurricane season)
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September 10, 2021

By Ditas Lopez (Bloomberg)

Super Typhoon Chanthu approaches toward Taiwan and Chinese coast on Sept. 10. Photo Via CIRA/RAMMB

China Ports Brace For Super Typhoon Chanthu

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Two of China’s main ports are preparing for the arrival of Super Typhoon Chanthu, which was dumping heavy rain on the north of the Philippines Friday as it headed toward Taiwan and the Chinese coast.

China’s Maritime Safety Administration has issued a warning for Fujian province, where Xiamen Port is located, asking ships to adjust navigation plans and leave typhoon-affected waters. The Ningbo Maritime Safety Administration, which covers Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, said Thursday it had started a level-four emergency response. ... ...

While it’s no longer classed as a super typhoon, Chanthu remains formidable and is the equivalent of a category 4 hurricane, Accuweather said Thursday. It was north of the main Philippine island of Luzon and moving northwestward, according to the Philippine government weather bureau, with maximum winds of 130 knots (240 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 160 knots, the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center said.

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https://gcaptain.com/china-ports-super-typhoon-chanthu/
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Large Wave Kills Two on 🦕 Oil Tanker
« Reply #2222 on: September 15, 2021, 02:05:32 pm »


September 14, 2021 By Mike Schuler



Two Crew On Euronav VLCC Killed By Large Wave Rounding Cape Horn

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The ship’s managers, Northern Marine Management, confirmed the incident in an emailed statement. According to the company, the MT Arafura was 🦕 fully-laden on passage from Brazil to Long Beach, California when it encountered adverse weather with large swells and waves.

Based on preliminary information, as the vessel rounded Cape Horn, the vessel’s Chief Officer and Bosun, both Indian Nationals, were attending to an alarm in the forward part of the vessel when they were struck be a large wave, killing them both. A full investigation will be conducted into the incident.

MT Arafura has subsequently altered its course to Valparaiso, Chile with arrival is expected on September 18th. Northern marine said it was working to “best ensure” the expedited disembarkation and repatriation of the deceased and a timely a relief of the crew. ...  ...

MT Arafura is a 298,991 dwt, Belgian-flagged 🦕 crude oil tanker that is 100% owned by the Belgian tanker company Euronav (NYSE: EURN). The ship was built in 2016 and operates on the spot market.

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https://gcaptain.com/two-crew-on-euronav-vlcc-killed-by-large-wave-rounding-cape-horn/

🦉 Agelbert COMMENT: Learn why this will get much worse below:
Climate Change, Blue Water Cargo Shipping and Predicted Ocean Wave Activity: PART 1 of 3
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #2223 on: September 16, 2021, 01:17:05 pm »


September 16, 2021

Historic Black Louisiana Town Forgotten After Being Devastated By Hurricane Ida 

Just beyond Highway 23, a mere 30 miles south of New Orleans, lies the small town of Ironton, Louisiana. After Hurricane Ida pummeled the area, the town's approximately 52 Black families are trying to rebuild their lives. Again.

The residents of Ironton have had to rebuild their lives in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, and in 2012, after Hurricane Issac. Most of the homes are completely unlivable, with no electricity or running water. Ida's 12-foot storm surge dislodged coffins and tombs, scattering them around the town. "I was born and raised here," Wilkie Declouet, a former law enforcement officer, and lifelong resident of Ironton, who posted photos of coffins and tombs on social media, told DeSmog. "This is in my blood. So I will give it one more try."

The residents of Ironton want the federal government to prioritize a renewed levee system and assistance with rebuilding. (DeSmog; Climate Signals background: 2021 Atlantic hurricane season)
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September 27, 2021


El Faro: 6 Years Later

This article is brought to you by Arnold & Itkin LLP.

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El Faro’s sinking may have been an accident caused by the sheer power of Mother Nature, but it was preventable. Yes, El Faro’s captain sailed her into the heart of Hurricane Joaquin.


That shouldn’t have happened in the first place, but the 40-year-old vessel stood no chance. TOTE claimed that, “The El Faro was a well-maintained vessel…” but one former crew member stated, “It was a rust bucket…that ship wasn’t supposed to be on the water.” Another former crew member said it had rust everywhere and that the cook’s room constantly leaked water.

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https://gcaptain.com/el-faro-6-years-later/

🦉 Learn more: Climate Change, Blue Water Cargo Shipping and Predicted Ocean Wave Activity: Part 3 of 3 parts
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CleanTechnica

September 30, 2021 By Zachary Shahan


Insurance Companies Getting Very Concerned About Climate Change (Again)

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“Climate change has surpassed insurance companies’ concerns over diseases and pandemics, according to a new report released yesterday by French insurance company AXA,” Nexus Media writes. “The report, which surveyed 3,500 insurance professionals, showed that global warming ranked number one among insurers’ biggest concerns.” You don’t say?

“Climate risks have been on insurance companies’ radars for some time: climate worry also was at the top of the survey in 2018 and 2019, but the recent IPCC report illustrated how widespread and destructive climate-related disasters already are and will continue to be if the world does not rapidly reduce fossil fuel combustion while scaling up global resilience and adaptation efforts.

The survey also found that more than four-fifths of the professionals surveyed lack faith in governments to combat the crisis.” The only surprising thing for me there is that one-fifth of those professionals think governments will do what’s needed. ... ...

If 2020 and 2021 have shown us anything, they’ve shown us that humans can be especially talented at detaching themselves from reality.

Full article:
https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/29/insurance-companies-getting-very-concerned-about-climate-change/

« Last Edit: September 30, 2021, 08:03:49 pm by AGelbert »
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September 30, 2021 by Mike Schuler

Image courtesy Saildrone

Drone Sails Into Hurricane Sam and Lives to Tell The Tale… Here’s Video to Prove It

Saildrone Inc. and NOAA have released what they claim is the world’s first video footage captured by an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) from inside a major hurricane barreling across the Atlantic Ocean.

NOAA and Saildrone are working together on collecting scientific data from inside Hurricane Sam, currently located some 645 miles south-southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 145 mph. For the project, one of Saildrone’s drones, known as the Explorer SD 1045, was directed into the storm where it battled 50 foot waves and winds of over 120 mph to collect critical scientific data and, in the process, give us a completely new view of one of earth’s most destructive forces.

In order to operate in such extreme conditions, the SD 1045 is equipped with a specially designed “hurricane wing” enabling it to continue operating while braving the extreme weather in the open ocean in order to collect real-time observations for hurricane prediction models, helping to gain new insights into how large and destructive tropical cyclones grow and intensify.

Image courtesy Saildrone

The drone used is actually one of a fleet of five ‘hurricane’ Saildrones that have been operating in the Atlantic Ocean during the year’s hurricane season to gather data to help understand the physical processes of hurricanes. Two were deployed from Jacksonville, Florida with the other three deploying from St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. This knowledge is critical to improving storm forecasting and is expected to reduce loss of human life by allowing better preparedness in coastal communities, says Saildrone and NOAA.

“Saildrone is going where no research vessel has ever ventured, sailing right into the eye of the hurricane, gathering data that will transform our understanding of these powerful storms,” said Richard Jenkins, Saildrone founder and CEO. “After conquering the Arctic and Southern Ocean, hurricanes were the last frontier for Saildrone survivability. We are proud to have engineered a vehicle capable of operating in the most extreme weather conditions on earth.”

“Using data collected by saildrones, we expect to improve forecast models that predict rapid intensification of hurricanes,” said Greg Foltz, a NOAA scientist. “Rapid intensification, when hurricane winds strengthen in a matter of hours, is a serious threat to coastal communities. New data from saildrones and other uncrewed systems that NOAA is using will help us better predict the forces that drive hurricanes and be able to warn communities earlier.”

Check out the footage below:

https://gcaptain.com/drone-sails-into-hurricane-sam-and-lives-to-tell-the-tale-heres-video-to-prove-it/


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October 5, 2021

Nobel Prize Awarded For Work That Laid Foundation Of Climate Modeling

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their research on complex systems like climate change. The prize was split, with one half going to Giorgio Parisi of Italy for “the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.” The Nobel Committee awarded the other half to Syukuro Manabe, originally from Japan, and Klaus Hasselmann of Germany for their work in “the physical modeling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming.” Manabe's work beginning in the 1960s laid the foundation for current climate modeling and Hasselmann helped explain why climate modeling can be reliable despite the apparent chaos of weather. “Physics-based climate models made it possible to predict the amount and pace of global warming, including some of the consequences like rising seas, increased extreme rainfall events and stronger hurricanes, decades before they could be observed," German climate scientist Stefan Rahmstorf told the AP. "We now witnessing how [Manabe and Hasselmann's] early predictions are coming true one after the other.” (AP, NPR, The Guardian, Reuters, New York Times $, Washington Post $)
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October 6 2021


Firefighters battle a wildfire near the village of Andreyevsky. Photo by Maxim Slutsky / TASS via Getty Images

Vicious Climate Cycle Spins As Russia Burns

Rising temperatures heated by the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels like 🦖 oil and 🦕 gas are melting permafrost — land previously frozen year round — and causing problems for Russia's oil and gas industry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Over the last 45 years, Russian temperatures have risen 2.5 faster than the global average. The melting permafrost on which two-thirds of the country sits is also physically destabilizing oil and gas infrastructure and forcing companies to spend millions to prevent disasters, like when a ruptured tank in remote Siberia hemorrhaged 20,000 tons of diesel fuel.

The hotter temperatures and melting permafrost are accelerating vicious climatic cycles by releasing heat-trapping methane previously frozen underground and fueling almost incomprehensible wildfires.

Russian wildfires have burned 65,000 square miles (41.6 million acres) :o so far this year, Grist reported last week, and in July and August alone produced more CO2 pollution than the entire country of Germany in a year. (Wall Street Journal $, Grist; Climate Signals background: Arctic amplification, Wildfires)


Any apocalyptic scenario possible if methane from melting permafrost is not stopped.
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Global Ocean Destruction. Can we stop ourselves destroying our own life support systems?


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Our oceans are in big trouble. For decades they've been soaking up the worst excesses of profligate human overconsumption, everything from heat energy and carbon dioxide to chemical run off and waste plastics. We've been using the deep blue seas as a global garbage bin , and now they're overflowing 😱 . A new report from the Copernicus Marine Service outlines just how serious the situation has become.

Copernicus Marine Service - Summary Report
https://marine.copernicus.eu/news/ocean-state-report-5-summary-now-available#a-changing-ocean

Video Transcripts available at our website
http://www.justhaveathink.com
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Climate Nexus Oct. 12, 2021 02:59PM EST


Indigenous Groups Call for Urgent Action on Climate, Infrastructure

On the anniversary of the day murderous tyrant Christopher Columbus accidentally washed up on Guanahani, Indigenous peoples in the Amazon rainforest called on global leaders to respect their lands and human rights as a start to address the climate crisis and protect biodiversity.

"People who exploit and take out resources don't live [in the Amazon] — but we do. The forest is our home," Nemonte Nenquimo, a native leader of Ecuador's Waorani people, told Thomson Reuters.

On Piscataway and Nacotchtank (Anacostan) land in what is now Washington, DC, Indigenous activists demonstrated in front of the White House to call on President Biden to stop approving fossil fuel projects and declare a national emergency over the climate crisis — the first of several days of protests organized by the Build Back Fossil Free coalition.

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The 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon 👹 Hellspawn Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, Government corrupting, human health depleting CRIME. Since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks 🦀, they are trying to AVOID DOING THE TIME or PAYING THE FINE!  Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on! 
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October 13, 2021 BY Sharon Zhang

Rep. Ro Khanna speaks at an “End Fossil Fuel” rally near the U.S. Capitol on June 29, 2021, in Washington, D.C. ANNA MONEYMAKER / GETTY IMAGE

Fossil Fuel 🦕🦖 CEOs Will Testify About 😈 Role in 🐍 Climate Denial Before Congress

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Oil and gas CEOs have previously declined invitations from progressive lawmakers to testify before Congress; it appears they are only complying now because Khanna threatened them with subpoenas. ... ...

The hearings — and the decades of 🦖 disinformation they are investigating — mirror the decades of deception by the 😈 tobacco industry over the addictiveness of nicotine and the harms of smoking. ... ...

Many fossil fuel companies have been studying climate disruption internally for decades and even had chances to pivot their products to renewable or no-carbon alternatives. Instead, they doubled down on spreading climate denial — and padding their own pockets.

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https://truthout.org/articles/fossil-fuel-ceos-will-testify-about-role-in-climate-denial-before-congress/

Agelbert NOTE: I am not holding my breath waiting for the hydrocarbon hellspawn to come clean on a century or so of Mens rea corruption of our government and profit by pollution.

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