Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hottest Ever

Variations in temperature from a normal June across the planet.
The world just had the hottest June and July looks like it will be the hottest ever July on record. It isn't a bad time to get up to speed on climate change. Here are a few resources:

The latest IPCC report focused on expectations for change with 1.5 degrees of warming (we will likely surpass this in the coming decades).

NASA's climate change Website has lots of resources that provide great educational materials for understanding the geographic and temporal variations of climate change and its impact on the environment.

The European Union's main climate change Website has lots of policy information including links to agreement drafts and policy information.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has a great deal of educational information available for teachers as well as updated new scientific research on climate change.

Many people ask me what they can do to help to prevent global climate change. The first thing I tell them is to get educated. So many people either deny that climate change is happening or think that it will not impact them. By educating ourselves on the seriousness of the problem, we can take more substantive steps to help reduce the impacts of the problem.

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