Miami Will Be Ruined –Most Important Climate News  7.8.24

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European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service reports that last month was the hottest June in recorded history. Each of the previous 13 months has broken the related record. Zeke Hausfather, a research scientist at Berkeley Earth, told Reuters, “I now estimate that there is an approximately 95% chance that 2024 beats 2023 to be the warmest year since global surface temperature records began in the mid-1800s.” Climatecrisis247 believes that the chance efforts to slow global warming might be successful is now a thing of the past. The future is one of trying to deal with growing climate disasters in every corner of the world. The costs, both human and financial, will be staggering. 

Beryl Price Tag –Billions Of Dollars

Water Damage –Small US Town At Risk

After becoming a Category 5 hurricane in the Caribbean and weakening as it moved across part of Mexico, Beryl has hit Texas as at least a Category 1 storm. There will be a significant storm surge and rainfall measured in inches, and the weather front could also cause tornadoes. Houston, in particular, faces power outages and downtown flooding. In May, the city was damaged by unexpected 100 MPH winds. Climatecrisis247 believes this hurricane season could be particularly punishing because Beryl formed quickly and became powerful in a matter of days. Usual forecasting methods have been unable to forecast storms that strengthen at this pace. It is only a matter of time before one of these vast storms hits a densely populated area and causes unimaginable damage. 

Miami Ruin

A new story in The Atlantic explains why the city is beyond the point at which the climate crisis will virtually ruin it. “Miami Is Entering a State of Unreality No amount of adaptation to climate change can fix Miami’s water problems,” explains that the city’s infrastructure can no longer combat sudden large rainstorms and hurricane effects. Climatecrisis247 believes that this catastrophe has started earlier than scientists expected. The theory that the problems cannot be solved contradicts officials’ assurances that the city will remain safe. It is also the first major American city that climate change will likely ruin. The human costs will be high. Property costs will be well into the billions of dollars.

Livestock Emissions

Denmark will start a tax on livestock emissions. Livestock are among the largest sources of methane, which traps heat. The hope is that this will eventually lower livestock use by making the industry more expensive. Climatecrisis247 believes that taxes on emissions have been tried before but with limited success. The livestock business is generally very profitable, so an added tax may simply be passed on to consumers. Additionally, political resistance would block these taxes in many countries.

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