Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

I get that you're worried about who might have his finger on the button next January . . .

but this should take your mind off of that. (Sorry, no consolation.) Eric Holthaus discusses the ongoing global temperature anomaly and it's yuuuuge. The climate goals negotiated last year in Paris aimed at limiting warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade by the end of the century. Well, it's probably temporary but the last couple of months, we're already there.

There is no snow on the ground in Anchorage, so they sent in a trainload of snow to make the Iditarod sled dog race possible. The arctic sea ice reached its lowest maximum extent since data collection began, and the south Pacific just experienced the strongest cyclone in history.

We aren't talking 2030 or 2050. We're talking right now. Today. But who needs Miami Beach anyway?

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