Saturday 11 June 2016

On our way to 2 degrees Celsius

Just as a reminder - from Dahr Jamail

Temperatures in 2016 Approach Limit Set at Paris Climate Conference

Dahr Jamail

26 April, 2016

.....Already Too Late?

By July 2015, the planet, already having been warmed by 1 degree Celsius over preindustrial temperature levels, was already halfway to the politically agreed upon goal of aiming to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius.

The same week world leaders recently gathered at the UN in New York to sign the international climate commitment, Gavin Schmidt, the head of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies, announced that the average global temperature for this year will likely range from 1.1 degrees to just below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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Japan's Meteorological Agency also reported that the first three months of this year were an average of 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial baseline levels.

Fifteen of the 16 hottest years ever recorded have occurred since 2000, and NASA's Schmidt said he is already "99 percent certain" that 2016 will be the warmest year ever recorded ... again.

The past 12 months alone have shown unprecedented warming, as March 2016 was the 11th month in a row to have set a record for being the warmest of that specific month, ever.

There is no evidence to lead us to believe anything other than that these dramatic planetary warming trends will continue unabated....[ ]

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