Friday, August 11, 2017
Sorry to Bring This Up. 2016, A "New Threshold" of Extreme Weather.
Guess what just happened? A new report on climate change and the state of our planet. How did "a new report" come to sound so mundane?
You can access State of the Climate 2016 here. If you would prefer the highlights, go here.
The long and the short of it. 2016 hottest year ever, no surprise. Thanks to a neutral El Nino, 2017 won't break last year's record even if it's close. For those who don't like to read, here's a graphic depiction of where we stand. The blue parts are the good parts. The red/reddish-brown parts are the other parts.
There's a grim but neat interactive map you can access here. They've even got the Fort Mac fires listed.
In one sentence, "the world crossed a 'new threshold' of extreme weather in 2016."