Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07p (Seven), located approximately 442 nm north-northeast of Brisbane, Australia, is tracking east-southeastward at 15 knots.

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Global Warming

World’s Glaciers Disappearing

If temperature rises are limited to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels – the most ambitious goal of the Paris climate accord – then 49 per cent of the world’s glaciers will vanish by 2100, a new study has found. Sea levels will rise by 8 centimetres.

The study, published in the journal Science, made projections on the future of some 215,000 glaciers around the world, including in the Alps.

If temperatures increase by 4°C – a worst-case scenario, though still possible – then the world’s largest glaciers, for example in Alaska, will be more affected. 83 per cent of glaciers would disappear, with sea levels rising by ​​15 centimetres.

But there is still hope, if policymakers take aggressive steps to limit global warming ….