Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Temperatures Go Off the Charts Almost Everywhere Around 2047 - Study

This photo shows rich benthic fauna and associated reef fish in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. (Credit: Keoki Stender,
Billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century, creating a "new normal" that could force profound changes on nature and society, scientists said on Wednesday.

Within 35 years even the lowest monthly dips in temperatures will be hotter than we've experienced in the past 150 years, according to a new and massive analysis of all climate models. The tropics will be the first to exceed the limits of historical extremes and experience an unabated heat wave that threatens biodiversity and heavily populated countries with the fewest resources to adapt.

"The results shocked us.  Regardless of the scenario, changes will be coming soon," lead author Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii said.  "Within my generation whatever climate we were used to will be a thing of the past."

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