2015: The Freakish Year in Broken Climate Records
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The annual State of the Climate report is out, and it’s ugly. Record heat, record sea levels, more hot days and fewer cool nights, surging cyclones, unprecedented pollution, and rapidly diminishing glaciers.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issues a report each year compiling the latest data gathered by 413 scientists from around the world. It’s 288 pages, but we’ll save you some time. Here’s a review, in six charts, of some of the climate highlights from 2014.
Clicking through that link leads to six scary maps and charts.
I can't find any positive news coming out of this. At all.
31 straight years of glacier ice loss:
Data from more than three dozen mountain glaciers show that 2014 was the 31st straight year of glacier ice loss worldwide.
The consistent retreat of glaciers is considered one of the clearest signals of global warming.
Most alarming: The rate of loss is accelerating over time.