Climate Impact Report – 11/10
Early Thursday, more than 322,000 homes and businesses across Florida were without power after Nicole made landfall as a hurricane.
The economic hit from the Mississippi river’s historically low levels could reach $20 billion.
According to the new Climate Action Tracker report, the world is on track to warm by 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, dramatically overshooting the landmark 1.5C target set in the Paris Agreement.
Key Facts Of The Day 11/10
- As of Thursday morning, Tropical Storm Nicole was located 30 miles east of Tampa and 60 miles west-southwest of Orlando, with maximum sustained winds of 50 MPH, and was moving west-northwest at 16 MPH.
- Nicole made landfall in Florida as a hurricane early Thursday and has now weakened to a tropical storm.
- More than 322,000 homes and businesses across Florida were without power.
- Nicole was just the fourth November hurricane to make landfall in the mainland U.S. and the first to do so in 37 years.
- Hurricane-force winds were recorded in Volusia and Brevard.
- A NOAA tide gauge reported major coastal flooding Thursday morning at Port Canaveral, Florida, with up to 3.6 feet of inundation above normal high tide.
- Inundation from 2 to 3 feet above normal high tide was also measured from northeast Florida to the Georgia and South Carolina coasts, including Charleston, South Carolina.
- Tropical storm warnings are in effect for a broad area of southern, central and northern Florida, southern Georgia, and the South Carolina Lowcountry.
- A tornado watch is in effect until 1 p.m. ET for northeast Florida and far southeast Georgia.
- As of November 4, there are currently 2 large active wildfires that have burned 127,483 across OR and TN. As of November 4, 60,647 wildfires have burned 7,227,371 acres across the country.
- In Oregon, 1 fire has burned 127,283 acres as of November 4.
- The Cedar Creek Fire has burned 127,283 acres and is 75% contained as of November 4.
- In Tennessee, 1 fire has burned 200 acres as of November 4.
- According to the new Climate Action Tracker report, the world is on track to warm by 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, dramatically overshooting the landmark 1.5C target set in the Paris Agreement.
- October saw higher-than-average temperatures and lower-than-average precipitation.
- According to NOAA, the average temperature throughout the U.S. last month was 55.3 degrees Fahrenheit which is about 1.2 degrees above average.
- Washington saw its warmest October on record, while Oregon experienced its second-warmest October.
- Last month was also the third-driest October on record.
- In the dozens of Texas prisons that don’t have air conditioning, 13% of deaths during the six hottest months every year from 2001 to 2019 were likely due to extreme heat.
- The economic hit from the Mississippi river’s historically low levels could reach $20 billion.
- Barge rates have also increased. In the first week of November, shipping one ton of soybeans by barge from St. Louis cost $80.12, nearly 400% more than the year-earlier level.
New Reports and Data
- A November 2022 report found that the world is on track to warm by 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, dramatically overshooting the landmark 1.5C target set in the Paris Agreement.
- A November 2022 study found that climate change affects insects in ways that will ‘drastically reduce our ability to build a sustainable future based on healthy, functional ecosystems’ if no action is taken.
- A November 2022 study found that ice loss from northeast Greenland could be six times greater by the end of the century than previously thought.
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