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    KEY WEST, Florida, EE.UU. (AP) — Nuevos pronósticos científicos publicados el miércoles visualizan que el nivel del mar aumentará aún más rápido de lo previsto en las próximas cuatro décadas en la zona de baja altitud del sureste de Florida, que ya es propensa a inundaciones frecuentes incluso en días soleados.

    Comparado con los cálculos efectuados en 2015, el nuevo pronóstico es de unos 12 centímetros (5 pulgadas) adicionales de incremento en el nivel del mar según una perspectiva moderada para 2060. El documento fue dado a conocer dentro de la Cumbre de Liderazgo Climático del Sureste de Florida, que abarca los condados densamente poblados de Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach y Monroe.

    El nivel del mar en la región ha aumentado alrededor de 7 centímetros (3 pulgadas) entre 1992 y 2019, de acuerdo con el nuevo estudio. Se ha vuelto común que las mareas altas _en especial las excepcionalmente altas_ inunden carreteras, parques, jardines y estructuras mientras el agua sigue desplazándose poco a poco hacia arriba. A veces sube a través de los sistemas para el manejo de aguas pluviales en tierra firme.

    “Esto es lo que tiene a la gente asustada”, comentó Gus Zambrano, subadministrador de la ciudad de Hollywood. “Es una llamada de atención”.

    La estimación anterior para los niveles del mar que afectaban a la región indicaba un aumento de 60 centímetros (2 pies) para 2060 de los niveles que se tenían en el 2000. Ahora, la previsión señala que habrá un incremento de 72 centímetros (casi 2,5 pies) en el mismo periodo.

    Jayantha Obeysekera, director del Centro para Soluciones del Nivel del Mar en la Universidad Internacional de Florida y científico que estuvo involucrado en las nuevas proyecciones, dijo que la variable clave será si un planeta cada vez más cálido y que padece un cambio climático causará que las capas de hielo en Groenlandia y la Antártida se derritan más rápido de lo que se había pensado. Otros factores son las crecientes temperaturas de los océanos y los cambios en las corrientes, tales como la desaceleración en la del Golfo.

    “Está es la información científica mejor y más reciente disponible”, dijo Obeysekera durante una entrevista en la cumbre en Key West. “Tenemos múltiples escenarios basados en el derretimiento del hielo”.

    El pronóstico incluye la aportación de una decena de científicos, expertos de gobiernos locales y funcionarios de la Oficina Nacional de Administración Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA, por sus siglas en inglés).

     

    (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and Russia won backing for deeper output cuts from OPEC and allied oil producers on Friday as they look to head off global oversupply in 2020 and raise prices

    The group of more than 20 producers agreed to an extra 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) in cuts for the first quarter of 2020, sources told Reuters, taking the total to 1.7 million bpd, or 1.7% of global demand.

    OPEC and allied producers, the so-called OPEC+, pump more than 40% of the world’s oil. They began a closed-door meeting at around 1130 GMT to thrash out how the additional cuts will be distributed.

    OPEC is likely to shoulder approximately 340,000 bpd in fresh cuts and non-OPEC producers an extra 160,000 bpd, one source said on Friday.

    Benchmark Brent oil prices were steady on Friday near $63 per barrel.

    “Despite the deeper potential cuts, we view most headlines so far as falling short of consensus expectations,” Goldman Sachs said in a note citing factors including the short duration of the deal.

    OPEC+ will deepen cuts for the first three months of 2020, shorter than the six- or 12-month scenarios some OPEC members wanted.

    The cuts offset an expected increase from countries that are not part of OPEC+, including top producer the United States.

    OPEC met on Thursday in Vienna, deliberating policy for more than five hours. The length of the meeting prompted the cancellation of a news conference and a gala dinner for delegates aboard a boat on the Danube.

    Eleven of OPEC’s 14 member states are participating in the supply curbs. Iran, Libya and Venezuela are exempt.

    OPEC+ adds Russia and nine others – Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, South Sudan and Sudan.

    One sticking point has been compliance, with Saudi Arabia cutting more than required in order to offset overproduction from Iraq and Nigeria.

    “A scenario where the Saudis ‘absorb’ the majority of a 500,000 bpd cut and formalize their target at current output levels would not be impactful to the market – unless Iraq and Nigeria come into compliance with their targets,” said analysts from Jefferies.

    ING bank analysts said the key question was whether the new cuts were real or just a matter of Saudi Arabia formalizing its current over-compliance.

    “Obviously, if it is the latter, the market will be disappointed, as this will do little to eat into the surplus over the first quarter,” ING said.

    Saudi Arabia needs prices of at least $80 per barrel to balance its budget, much higher than most other producers, and also needs to support the share flotation of its national oil company Saudi Aramco.

    Shares in Aramco are expected to begin trading this month following pricing on Thursday that made it the world’s biggest IPO.

    Reporting by Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler and Ahmad Ghaddar; writing by Jason Neely; editing by Dmitry Zhdannikov

     

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