The warm phase like no other has started on June 8th 2023, and 2024 is set to be the hottest year in history!
The weather phenomenon La Niña ended in March after a three-year run, giving way to its brother phenomenon, El Niño. Now, there are signs indicating that this year's El Niño will be far more extreme than usual. Oceans have been warming at a "rapid" rate leaving scientists concerned about what El Niño will bring. It could even be enough to push average global temperatures above the 1.5-degree-Celsius threshold detailed by the United Nations to be the point where the warming will continue and be irreversible for approximately 20,000 years!.
Temperature rises over 2 degrees could bring catastrophic and potentially irreversible impacts, including pushing three billion people into “chronic water scarcity. ”forcing communities and individuals to invest in atmospheric water collectors for survival!
What would happen if the Earth warms 2 degrees Celsius? If warming reaches 2 degrees Celsius, more than 70 percent of Earth's coastlines will see sea-level rise greater than 0.66 feet (0.2 meters), resulting in increased coastal flooding, beach erosion, salinization of water supplies and other impacts on humans and ecological systems.0.2 m to in. ... It is equal to 100 centimeters, 1/1000th of a kilometer, or about 39.37 inches (3 feet 3.3 inches)
The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a weather phenomenon in which "sea temperatures at the surface in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean become substantially warmer than normal," according to the World Meteorological Organization. This results in "extreme heat, dangerous tropical cyclones and a significant threat to fragile coral reefs," as well as overall warmer temperatures, according to CNN. The phenomenon typically lasts between nine and 12 months but a super El Nino could last for three years or more!
The 2-degree scenario is widely seen as the global community's accepted limitation of temperature growth to avoid significant and potentially catastrophic changes to the planet. It changes the timetable for catastrophic events. Global temperature was projected to warm by about 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7° degrees Fahrenheit) by 2050 and 2-4 degrees Celsius (5-7 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100. Remarkably, life on Earth only has a billion or so years left. There is some uncertainty in the calculations, but recent results suggest 1.5 billion years until the end. That is a much shorter span of time than the five billion years until the planet is engulfed by the Sun. But global warming could give humanity less than 5,000 years of existence. With the UN having confirmed a temperature rise of 1.5°C compared to the pre-industrial era, with another rise of 1.5 degrees the climatic, human, food and economic consequences will be unprecedented. On 9 March, NASA published a world map showing the regions of the planet that will no longer be habitable in 30 to 50 years' time due to climate change.
This year's El Niño is poised to be a big one, sending shock waves into weather patterns around the world. It's likely to set new heat records, energize rainfall in South America, fuel drought in Africa, and disrupt the entire global economy. Wall Street and other global markets are quietly divesting from oil and investing in things like land with aquifers and water rights or solar and renewable energy technologies such as lithium ion storage batteries. Iridium found in Haiti is being eyed by several nations for its properties to advance technology. For food security sea farming, indoor tower farming and laboratory grown proteins as well as insects for food are seeing a large growth. There are always a few who would rather see the world suffer than give up their comforts or things familiar to them like internal combustion engines or coal, and natural gas despite the fact that adherence to those outmoded things may cause the deaths of millions. Eventually everyone will pay the cost for the greed and selfishness of the few.