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Mapping Global Temperature Changes

Posted on Dec 3, 2016

This is a sobering graphic via the Twitter feed of Ed Hawkins (https://twitter.com/ed_hawkins), Climate scientist at the University of Reading. He said, “When considering changes in global temperature, it’s always important to look at the big picture, rather than obsess over short-term effects” which is why something like the cold and snowy days in the winter are not an indicator of how the planet is feeling. Our lives encompass a very small span of time compared to that of the Earth itself, and we often do not have an appropriate sense of the environmental and climate damage that is occurring due to humanity. We are decidedly living within an ongoing extinction level event, and we must respond to it with urgency, resolve, and a wealth of accumulated knowledge to stop and hopefully reverse some of this unfathomable damage.


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator