And the State of the Climate is…..

Climate change appears to be altering Hawaii’s trade winds in a trend that scientists there say could have a profound impact on the state’s clouds, precipitation and ocean waves.

Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa say they have measured a decrease in the frequency of the northeast trade winds and an increase in easterly trade winds over the past four decades.

Earthweek

 

Even small increases in temperature from global warming are causing climatology shifts harmful to ocean life, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science shows. Modest changes in temperature have significantly altered trade wind intensity in the southern Caribbean, undercutting the supply of key phytoplankton food sources and causing the collapse of some fisheries there.

 

Science News

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