Hurricane Survival

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII STUDY: 

TEMPERATURES GO OFF THE CHARTS AROUND 2047

CLIMATE PANEL FORECAST: MORE SEVERE WEATHER

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For example, the world as a whole had its hottest year on record in 2005. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, says that by the year 2047, every year that follows will probably be hotter than that record-setting scorcher.

The first U.S. cities to feel that would be Honolulu and Phoenix, followed by San Diego and Orlando, Fla., in 2046. New York and Washington will get new climates around 2047, with Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and Dallas a bit later.

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The seesaw variability of global temperatures often engenders debate over how seriously we should take climate change. But 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.

University of Hawaii "Global Warming Hawaii" October 9, 2013 in the journal Nature -  Summary by AUDREY McAVOY (AP) June 3, 2013

The new index shows a surprising result. Areas in the tropics are projected to experience unprecedented climates first within the next decade.  This raises concerns for changes in the supply of food and water, human health, wider spread of infectious diseases, heat stress, conflicts and challenges to economies  

The study found that the overarching global effect of climate change on biodiversity will occur not only as a result of the largest absolute changes at the poles, but also, perhaps more urgently, from small but rapid changes in the tropics.

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

Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann said "by some measures, we are already there".

As a result of this extreme heat, residents, hotels and business’ in Hawaii will demand more electric energy for air conditioning.  Local farmers will need more water for crops.  Drought will require more water produced by alternate means (salt water conversion) using electricity.  Local fish will decline as the coral reefs die.  Tourists will be reluctant to come to a resort area surrounded by a dead ocean sweltering, as the trade winds decline and temperatures soar.

HECO, MECO and HELCO will still be burning fossil fuels costing Hawaii’s people much more money.

If you believe that GLOBAL WARMING is really happening now, and that this Report by the University of Hawaii is accurate, then the time for you to install renewable energy systems is now.