NOAA: Extreme Tropical Cyclones Shifting Toward Poles

OO NOAA: Extreme Tropical Cyclones Shifting Toward Poles – although the US Atlantic coast isn’t seeing more hurricanes, this might further dry the south,reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. But this news could harm heavily populated tropical Asia, by damaging crops that rely on those storms. Worldwide expansion of the tropics under global warming is “pushing” these storms poleward.

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In this infrared satellite image, Typhoon Usagi (2013) bears down on Hong Kong as it intensifies to a Category-5 (extreme) storm. Credit NOAA via Climate Central

OO Warming Waters To Lose Plankton, Threatens Marine Food Web

OO Climate Change: Antarctic Winds Tighten, Keeping Rain from Australia thus making continuing drought more likely there.

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Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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