Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.4 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
5.1 earthquake hits Guatemala.
5.1 earthquake hits southern Peru.
5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits the Ceram Sea. Indonesia.
5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits the Chagos Archipelago.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 05w (Koguma), located approximately 45 nm southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 03e (Carlos), located approximately 1322 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 08 knots.
Satellite Observations Show Marine Clouds Amplify Global Warming
A new analysis of satellite cloud observations finds that global warming causes low-level clouds over the oceans to decrease, leading to further warming.
These clouds, such as the stratocumulus clouds responsible for the often gloomy conditions, are widespread over the global oceans and strongly cool the planet by shading the surface from sunlight. The new study finds that, overall, this cooling effect will be modestly reduced as the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere increases. The warming initially caused by increasing CO2 gets an extra push from reductions in clouds — an amplifying feedback.
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