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Record surge in 2016 temperatures adds urgency to climate deal, say scientists

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    A record surge in temperatures in 2016, linked to global warming and an El Nino weather event in the Pacific, is adding urgency to a deal by 195 governments in December to curb greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change, scientists said on Monday.

    Average global temperatures last month were 1.35 degree Celsius (2.4 Fahrenheit) above normal for February, the biggest temperature excess recorded for any month against a baseline of 1951-80, according to NASA data released at the weekend.

    The previous record was set in January, stoked by factors including a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the strong El Nino event, which releases heat from the Pacific.


    "I think even the hard-core climate people are looking at this and saying: 'What on Earth'?" David Carlson, director of the World Climate Research Programme at the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization, said of the leap in temperatures.

    "It's startling," he told Reuters. "It's definitely a changed planet ... It makes us nervous about the long-term impact." Scientists say global warming is causing more powerful downpours, droughts and rising sea levels.

    http://www.grandforksherald.com/new...ures-adds-urgency-climate-deal-say-scientists
     
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    Life on earth was spawned by extraterrestrials, say scientists.

    There are infinite parallel universes, where infinite duplicates of ourselves are experiencing every possible life we might have had, say scientists.
     
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    And then of course there is always proof of Big Foot.

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    People who really are sincere in stopping global warming/climate change permanently abandon the use of computers.
     
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    These folks also have all given up their cars, and do not fly anywhere, and live in homes that are wind and solar powered. If they haven't, they aren't really worried about it.
     
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