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Right now the instruments a providing a crystal clear signal of impacts ahead which we would ignore at our own peril.

Background from the team at Berkeley Earth:

“Prior to the start of 2023, the likelihood of a 1.5°C annual average this year was estimated at ~1%. The fact that this forecast has shifted so greatly [now a 99% chance] serves to underscore the extraordinarily progression of 2023, whose warmth has far exceeded expectations.”—Robert Rohde, Berkley Earth

November 2023 Temperature Update

Now as we look ahead to 2024, we can be almost certain that global temperatures will soar to 1.6-1.7° above the preindustrial average driven by the current El Niño.

Hansen Global Warming Acceleration

The consequences of this will reverberate across the globe in 2024.

If you live in a place or your business is in a place that is:

1) Close to human thermal limits
2) Close to seasonal rivers and ice
3) Along the coastlines

You need to take precautions as these areas in particular will be susceptible to extreme weather events.

What is your business continuity plan?