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I fear its only a matter of time before we get some place hitting a confirmed 60°C

Edit: Look at these goddamn temperatures for Furnace Creek!
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Yuli Ban wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:57 am I fear its only a matter of time before we get some place hitting a confirmed 60°C
That's hot enough to cause skin burning within seconds, and kill a lot of bacteria, small insects, etc.

Given the recent, insane temperature extremes we've seen, it may well happen in the coming years/decades.
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Antarctica hit record high temperature in 2020, scientists confirm

By Caroline Vakil - 07/03/21 10:55 AM EDT

Antarctica logged a new high temperature record of 64.94 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius) in 2020, scientists with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed this week.

The temperature, which was reported on Feb. 6, 2020, and verified by the United Nations (U.N.) agency on Thursday, was recorded at the Argentine Esperanza Research Station.

The U.N. agency said the previous all-time high for Antarctica was 63.5 degrees, which was recorded on March 24, 2015, at the same research station.

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas noted that the new record was “consistent with the climate change we are observing.”

“The Antarctic Peninsula (the northwest tip near to South America) is among the fastest warming regions of the planet, almost 3°C over the last 50 years. This new temperature record is therefore consistent with the climate change we are observing,” Taalas said in a statement. “WMO is working in partnership with the Antarctic Treaty System to help conserve this pristine continent.”

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Record June temperatures point to more 'extraordinary' extremes

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North America experienced its warmest June on record, according to the EU's Earth observation programme.

That will come as no surprise given the unprecedentedly high temperatures recently recorded during the heatwave that hit Canada and parts of the US.

But UK residents may be startled to learn that despite the rain and cloud they experienced, it was the second warmest June on record for Europe.

It was also the fourth warmest June ever recorded worldwide.

Copernicus, the EU's Earth observation programme, produces its figures for world temperatures from computer-generated analyses using billions of measurements from satellites, aircraft and weather stations around the world.

Climate experts say the findings point to a frightening escalation in temperature extremes.

"We are getting used to record high temperatures being recorded somewhere around the world every year now," says Prof Peter Stott of the UK Met Office.

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ency-earth
Canada is a warning: more and more of the world will soon be too hot for humans
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‘Heat dome’ probably killed 1bn marine animals on Canada coast, experts say
More than 1 billion marine animals along Canada’s Pacific coast are likely to have died from last week’s record heatwave, experts warn, highlighting the vulnerability of ecosystems unaccustomed to extreme temperatures.

The “heat dome” that settled over western Canada and the north-western US for five days pushed temperatures in communities along the coast to 40C (104F) – shattering longstanding records and offering little respite for days.

The intense and unrelenting heat is believed to have killed as many as 500 people in the province of British Columbia and contributed to the hundreds of wildfires currently burning across the province.
But experts fear it also had a devastating impact on marine life.

Christopher Harley, a marine biologist at the University of British Columbia, has calculated that more than a billion marine animals may have been killed by the unusual heat.
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Global Evidence Links Rise in Extreme Precipitation to Human-driven Climate Change

https://theconversation.com/global-evid ... nge-163715

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(The Conversation) Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity, have worsened the intensity of extreme rainfall and snowfall over land in recent decades, not just in a few areas but on a global scale, new research shows (See footnote).

Past studies were able to attribute individual extreme events and long-term changes in some regions to climate change, but global assessments have been more difficult. We used a new technique to analyze precipitation records from around the world and found conclusive evidence of human influence on extreme precipitation in every one.

Footnote: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-24262-x
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Death Valley Might Break the Record for Hottest Temperature Ever Measured on Earth This Weekend
Death Valley National Park is poised to notch one of the hottest temperatures ever recorded on Earth this weekend—and possibly even break Earth’s all-time record—thanks to a blistering heat wave descending on the deserts of the western United States.

As of Friday morning, the National Weather Service predicts that Death Valley’s Furnace Creek Visitor Center will hit a high of 130°F on Sunday, July 11 and Monday, July 12. Officially speaking, if the park reaches that mark, it still wouldn’t break the record for highest temperature on earth; that dubious honor belongs to a 134°F day logged at the same station in Furnace Creek in 1913.

However, some meteorologists believe that those historical records don’t stand up to scrutiny: In a 2016 analysis, Weather Underground meteorologist and author Christopher C. Burt and climatologist William T. Reid came to the conclusion that the park’s 1913 record was “essentially not possible from a meteorological perspective,” and that unreliable equipment and inconsistencies between colonial-era and modern temperature records mean that other 130- and 131-degree marks set in Tunisia and California in the early part of the 20th century are probably too high as well. In Burt’s opinion, the highest reliably-measured temperatures ever recorded were a 129.2°F day logged at Furnace Creek in 2013 and another of the same temperature observed in Mitribah, Kuwait in 2016. If that’s the case, Sunday’s forecast temperature would handily break the real record.
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