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Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:45 PM

The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

Source: AP

By SETH BORENSTEIN

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements.

And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating.

Two U.S. science agencies ó NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ó and a private measuring group released their calculations for last yearís global temperature on Thursday, and all said it wasnít far behind ultra-hot 2016 and 2020.

Six different calculations found 2021 was between the fifth and seventh hottest year since the late 1800s. NASA said 2021 tied with 2018 for sixth warmest, while NOAA puts last year in sixth place by itself, ahead of 2018.



FILE - Vivek Shandas, a professor of climate adaptation at Portland State University, takes a temperature reading of almost 106 degrees in downtown Portland, Ore., on Aug. 12, 2021. On Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released measurements showing 2021 was the sixth hottest year on record globally, part of a long-term warming trend. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard, File)


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Thu Jan 13, 2022, 05:40 PM

1. Thank Big Oil and their payees in gov't. 'Sure, we'll subsidize you to pollute our air, thank you.'










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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 10:06 AM

2. just keep an eye on the ice shelf holding back the thwaites glacier

when that shelf goes and allows the thwaites glacier to slide into the ocean, we are in a word: fucked.

and fucked on so many many levels.

not just climate change, but societal and economical. Coastal cities, which we have many here in the US will see a very dramatic ocean rise.

there will be the very first massive climate migration. there have been others but on a smaller scale.

then combine that with the rise of fascism in this nation.

and you get a recipe for something that scares the living shit out of me.

this is not an "if" situation.

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