Monday, November 12, 2012

What Global Warming Looked Like Before SANDY

We dump billions of tons of carbon pollution into the atmosphere each year. Excess carbon dioxide traps excess heat in the atmosphere. Excess heat causes heat waves, droughts, higher ocean temperatures, and sea-level rise and leads to extreme storms.

This year's extreme weather follows last year's.
The twelve months from July 2011 to June 2012 were the hottest on record for the United States. Texas saw its hottest and driest summer on record in 2011 by a wide margin, and research published recently shows that carbon pollution dramatically increased the probability of such extreme heat and drought. The data are in. This is what global warming looked like before SANDY. 

And then came Superstorm SANDY in late October 2012 ...

Superstorm SANDY was a not so subtle reminder to Take Action against Global Warming: Cut carbon pollution by shifting from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. Learn how to facilitate the shift at a Public Forum in Buffalo on Wednesday, November 14.

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