Earth’s Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

We are burning record levels of coal, oil, and natural gas to fuel modern society. As a result, we are producing record levels of greenhouse gases that warm the atmosphere, melt the planet’s ice, and cause the oceans to become more acidic-threatening marine life.

In mid-January, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA reported that 2014 was the warmest year in the past 135 years of record-keeping. Globally, land and ocean temperatures were 0.69°C higher than the average for the 20th century-passing previous highs set in 2005 and 2010.

One striking, visible effect of rising temperatures is the shrinking Arctic ice cap. Satellites have been observing the ice cap since 1979, and since then the summer ice there has been shrinking about 12 percent per decade. By the end of summer 2012, about half of the Arctic ice area present in 1979 had melted.

Arctic ice cap 2012

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2 Responses to “Earth’s Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?”

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    We must all avoid at all costs pollution, pollution shorten the life land

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    Pollution is causing irreversible damage to the earth climate change is an effect of pollution to the environment we must take steps to prolong the life of the earth

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