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.
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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