The Heat Is Online

The Heat Is Online





































The Climate Movement and the Liabilities of Hope

* 2010-2019 is the hottest decade in recorded history  (Jan. 2020)

* 2019 saw 15 extreme events that left more than $1 billion in edamages apiece  (Dec. 2019)

* Greenland meltdown matches worst case scenario for sea level rise  (Dec. 2019)* 11,000 scientists declare a global climate emergency   (Nov. 2019)

climate change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. It is the issue which, unchecked, will swamp all other issues.

* The last decade of ocean temperatures is the hottest in recorded history   (Jan. 2020)

* 11,000 scientists declare a global climate emergency  (Nov. 2019)

* 2010-2020:  a decade on the brink of climate hell   (Dec. 2019)

* Atmospheric warming is shrinking birds   (Dec. 2019)

* Interconnected tipping points threaten climate cascade  (Nov. 2019)

* Hurricanes are becoming more frequent and more destructive  (Dec. 2019)

* Global fossil fuel subsidies exceed $5 trillion  (Sept. 2019)

* IPCC:  the coming changes will be "sweeping and severe(Oct. 2019)

* WMO confirms record GHG concentrations in 2018 (Nov. 2019)

* Twenty firms generated one third of all global emissions  (Oct. 2019)

* CO2 concentrations higher than any time since humans began to evolve  (May, 2019)

* Siberian thaw is destroying a people's way of life  (Oct. 2019)

* IPCC issues "code red" for the world's oceans  (Sept. 2019)

* Oceans will rise 15 feet much sooner than expected  (Sept. 2019)

* As the climate implodes, the US plans 177 new carbon-fueled power plants   (Sept. 2019)

* Greenland sheds two billion tons of ice in one day   (June. 2019))

* The hotter the water, the stronger the canes; the warmer the Arctic, the longer itrains  (Sept. 2019)

* GHG output in 2018 was the highest ever recorded  (Aug. 2019)

* From bread baskets to (food) deserts:  the UN sounds a desperate alaarm  (Aug. 2019)

* The warming is starving Arctic reindeer (July, 2019)

* Moody's Analytics estimates climate impacts could cost the world more than $60 trillion by 2100  (July, 2019)

* Study foresees crash of civilization by 2050  (June. 2019)

* Arctic permafrost found thawing 70 years earlier than anticipated  (June, 2019)

* US fossil fuel subsidies exceed national defense budget  (May, 2019)


* Food fish, sea animals, disappearing at twice the rate of land animals  (9April, 2019)

* Carbon emissions hit record high in 2018  (March 2019)

“The IPCC understates a key risk -- that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system.”

              – Mario Molina, winner of a 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry

* Plants are moving northward to escape the warming  (April, 2019)

* Ocean warming is drastically cutting the world's fish population  (March 2019)

* 2001-2018: 18 of the 19 hottest years on record  (Feb. 2019)

* Wild weather an early consequence of polar ice melt  (Feb. 2019)

* World's oceans heating much faster than previously thought  (Jan. 2019)

* Sharp decline in insect populations alarms scientists  (Oct. 2018)

* 2018 was an 'ear-splitting wake-up call(Jan. 2019)

* Greenland's meltdown goes into "overdrive"  (Dec. 2018)

* Warming could trigger a "cascade" of species extinctions   (Dec. 2018)

* Oceans have trapped 60 percent more heat than previously thought  (Oct. 2018)

* Arctic reindeer population crashed by half in the last 20 years  (Dec. 2018)

* Arctic warming intensifies extremes by "stalling" the movement of weather fronts  (Aug. 2018)

* Acidification is eroding the floor of the oceans  (Nov. 2018)

* Hurricane Florence is 50 percent wider and wetter due to climate change  (Sept. 2018)

“The IPCC understates a key risk: that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system.”

            – Mario Molina, winner of a 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry

* Warming is changing the timing of the seasons  (July,  2018)

* Danger sign:  nighttime low temps rising faster than daytime highs  (July, 2018)

* Fish losing sense of smell due to acidification  (July, 2018)

* New CO2 concentrations not seen for 3 million years  (Oct. 2017)

2016 -- a year of broken records

* Massive chunk of Larsen C ice shelf fractures  (July, 2017)

* Sea levels are rising three times faster than in 1990  (May, 2017)

* Emotional health becoming a worldwide casualty of climate change  (Feb. 2017)


* Oil and coal emissions have postponed the next ice age for at least 50,000 years  (Jan. 2016)

* Extreme weather has fueled a quarter of the world's recent conflicts  (July, 2016)


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* WAIS sheds one "Mt. Everest" every two years  (Dec. 2014)

* Geoengineering "fixes" could harm billions of people -- study  (Nov. 2014)

GLOBAL SOLUTION: Rewiring the World with Clean Energy**

* Oceans becoming acidified 10 times faster than 56 million years ago (June. 2014)

* Warming waters trigger largest marine migrations in two million years  (May, 2014)

 "Moral Leadership In The Greenhouse"

* NASA ANIMATION:  131 years of planetary heating in 26 seconds (Jan. 2012)

* Oceans have stored more heat than they released since 1993  (May, 2010)