Saturday, July 1, 2017

Extreme Weather











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All it took was a half a degree Celsius of global warming and we witnessed heat waves and heavy rains in many places on the planet!
 
Researchers from the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research – a German government-funded research institute dedicated to the study of global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems – reported Friday that comparing two 20-year periods 1960-79 and 1991-2010, average global temperatures jumped 0.5 C (0.9 F).
 
The hottest summer temperatures increased by more than 1 C (1.8 F) across a quarter of Earth’s land areas, while the coldest winter temperatures warmed by more than 2.5 C (4.5 F).
 
And the intensity of extreme precipitation grew nearly 10 percent across a quarter of all land masses, while the duration of hot spells which can fuel devastating forest fires lengthened by a week in half of the land areas.
 
These changes were well outside the bounds of natural variability.
 
This study was featured in the journal Nature Climate Change.
 
Can somebody please tell Donald Trump that global warming is real? Don’t blame everything on the Chinese!

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