Droughts and fires in the Amazon, Australia and Indonesia this year has scorched millions of acres of timber and farmland and killed billions of animals. This has motivated a new group of climate change advocates who are trying to make a difference in the world. Whether it is planting millions of trees around the world, developing new carbon capture techniques or just being more mindful about how we through away trash and use carbon, the weather disasters this year will hopefully spark more immediate climate action.

One area of the world where my long-range weather forecast program has been most accurate is in the Amazon of Brazil, for west African cocoa and wherever you see the dots (below). These dots represent regions where present teleconnections (El Nino, lack of sea ice, ocean temperatures thousands of miles away, etc. influence global climate) make it easiest to predict weather months in advance.

Now, meteorologists, weather nuts, hedge funds, insurance companies, etc. can learn how to use our CLIMATE PREDICT lite version here.

One thing I am trying to do is to improve long range weather forecasts to help farmers and businesses plan activities and for disaster mitigation months in advance.

It has turned very wet in Brazil the last month or so. After a 3-5 year drought in the northern areas, you can see how Climate Predict (below) forecasts above normal rainfall trends from March-May in the Amazon. Which commodity markets could this impact?

You can subscribe now to find out more about my long-range weather forecasts and how to trade commodities on the weather–Jim Roemer

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