Tag: NOAA

July confirmed as hottest month on record

July confirmed as hottest month on record

| 16/08/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Like much of the planet, the Caribbean experienced warmer or much warmer temperatures last month, as July 2019 has been officially confirmed as the hottest month globally across land and sea since records began around 140 years ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that the average temperature last month was 1.71°F […]

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Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

| 06/02/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Met Office, the UK’s National Meteorological Service, is forecasting that global average surface temperatures over the next five years are likely to be 1°C or more above pre-industrial levels, as the world is now in the midst of what is likely to be the warmest decade (2014 to 2023) since records began in 1850. […]

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NOAA climate report reveals record sea-level rise

NOAA climate report reveals record sea-level rise

| 02/08/2018 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Sea-level rise, greenhouse gas emissions, droughts and extreme precipitation all broke records again last year, according to information published this week in the ‘State of the Climate in 2017‘, an annual report by NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate, with input from more than 500 scientists and experts from 65 countries. Once again, the findings of the […]

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Climate change turning turtle populations female

Climate change turning turtle populations female

| 09/01/2018 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Marine scientists are sounding the alarm over a new threat to the endangered green sea turtle, following research by experts on a population of the animals around the Great Barrier Reef. The results of the study, which has been published in the scientific journal, Current Biology, found “extremely female-biased sex ratios in an important […]

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Extremely active 2017 hurricane season ranks among worst

Extremely active 2017 hurricane season ranks among worst

| 01/12/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended Thursday, was “an extraordinarily active one”, according to hurricane expert Philip Klotzbach. While Cayman escaped unscathed this season, other Caribbean islands were not so fortunate. Those seriously impacted include Barbuda, which had to be evacuated and is still uninhabitable, Saint Martin, where 90% of the buildings were […]

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Stormier hurricane season expected, experts believe

Stormier hurricane season expected, experts believe

| 01/06/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): As the political storms subside in Cayman, for the time being at least, the islands now face six months in preparation for stormy weather. Since Hurricane Paloma struck Cayman Brac in 2008, the country has dodged any seasonal disasters but, as officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands continually remind us, that should not make […]

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Scientists reveal direct devastation of climate change

Scientists reveal direct devastation of climate change

| 08/09/2016 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Human-caused climate warming was a significant and measurable factor in the torrential rains that unleashed devastating floods in south Louisiana last month. Scientists with NOAA and World Weather Attribution (WWA) who conducted a rapid assessment of the role of climate on the historic heavy rain event were able to measure the impact of heat-trapping […]

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NOAA attempts to unlock mysteries of El Niño

NOAA attempts to unlock mysteries of El Niño

| 08/02/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have embarked on a land, sea and air campaign in the tropical Pacific to study the current El Niño, one of the strongest on record, and gather data in an effort to improve weather forecasts thousands of miles away. El Niño has a significant effect on […]

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Experts improve predictions as quiet season opens

Experts improve predictions as quiet season opens

| 01/06/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): With just 12 named storms expected this Atlantic hurricane season and improvements in prediction paths by experts, residents are less likely to find themselves taken by surprise over bad weather but that doesn’t mean the Cayman Islands won’t see another Hurricane Ivan and residents are being warned to remain prepared.

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