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Atmospheric scientists are expressing alarm at the record high temperatures that occurred during March in parts of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. They fear the excess warmth will radiate to the air above and generate chaotic weather worldwide during the months to come.

Of particular concern are the future of the Atlantic hurricane season, increased wildfire potentials from Australia and North America to the Amazon and possible severe thunderstorms with accompanying tornadoes. “And there is a global warming component to that. It is really amazing when you look at all the tropical oceans and see how warm they are,” Michelle L’Heureux of the U.S. Climate Prediction Center told Bloomberg News.

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