Melting Greenland ice cap show the immediate effects of climate change.
Photo credit: John Mcconnico/AP
President Obama visited Yosemite National Park yesterday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park system’s establishment. He used the backdrop of the park’s towering waterfall to the caution that the threat of climate change is real and affecting the planet now.
Read more from CNN.
– “Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return”
Washington State’s Mount Rainier climber Dahr Jamail penned this outstanding report in Truthout.
– NASA data: seven straight months of record-breaking/record-shattering heat
2016 likely be the largest increase in global temperature ever in a single year.
April 2016 was the hottest April ever recorded and surpassed April 2015’s record by the largest margin of increase ever recorded.
– NASA: “February smashed a century of global temperature records by a ‘stunning’ margin”
“The Nasa data shows the average global surface temperature in February was 1.35C warmer than the average temperature for the month between 1951-1980, a far bigger margin than ever seen before. The previous record, set just one month earlier in January, was 1.15C above the long-term average for that month”
“‘We are in a kind of climate emergency now,’ said Prof Stefan Rahmstorf, from the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research in Germany. He told Fairfax Media: ‘This is really quite stunning … it’s completely unprecedented,'” quoting Damian Carrington and Michael Slezak, UK’s Guardian.
– “Unraveling spiral: The most compelling global warming visualization ever made”
“Over the years, scientists have attempted to visually communicate the Earth’s warming in many ways. They’ve developed an array of maps, charts, and animations that present an unmistakable picture of a warming world.