With record low temperatures during the start of summer 2015, climatic change and global warming are the current hot topics up for debate
A new climate study was released Thursday that refutes the claim that there’s been a slowdown in the Earth’s warming rate and it has caused quite a stir. There is no denying that the planet is changing just based on the weather patterns; 10 years ago, we would not be wearing coats at the beginning of June in cities like NYC and Chicago. The effects of toxic chemicals in the earth’s atmosphere are now evident to the average person not just the scientists who have been researching climate change for several decades.
A new study published by Science Magazine finds that the rate of global warming during the last 15 years has been as fast as or faster than that seen during the latter half of the 20th Century. The study refutes the notion that there has been a slowdown or “hiatus” in the rate of global warming in recent years. The Drudge Report chose to play up the views of notable global warming skeptic Christopher Monckton on Thursday, the day a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA study was released questioning the belief that the Earth’s warming trend has been interrupted since 1998.
Despite an overwhelming consensus among scientists that the Earth is warming at an alarming rate, critics Thursday accused the researchers of covering up facts to mislead the public. A team of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information and others say the way ocean temperatures have been measured has masked the rate of global warming. Thomas R. Karl, NCEI director said in a statement Thursday,
Adding in the last two years of global surface temperature data and other improvements in the quality of the observed record provide evidence that contradict the notion of a hiatus in recent global warming trends. The rate of warming over the first 15 years of this century has, in fact, been as fast or faster than that seen over the last half of the 20th century.”
The Industrial Revolution, although a great advancement in technology, was not a plan for future generations and sustainable development was not in mind. The oceanic life and animals around the globe are not able to adapt to the rapid changes that are occurring and the effects are more evident now more than ever. Celebrities should take artist Akon‘s lead and invest in building sustainable energy, as he just recently announced on the UN floor that he will open a Solar Academy to aide in supplying 600 million Africans electricity that are currently without it. It is long over due that conversations about solar power, green-energy, and cleaner technology efforts become a reality or the world better start preparing to wear radiation suits and gas masks in the very near future.
-Infinite Wiz (@infiniteWiz)