jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2016

CLIMATE CENTRAL. These are the 10 most important climate stories of 2016

This year is likely to remembered as a turning point for climate change. It’s the year the impacts of rising carbon pollution became impossible to ignore. The world is overheating and vast swaths of the planet have suffered the consequences. At the same time, it’s also a year where world leaders crafted and agreed on a number of plans to try to turn the tide of carbon pollution and move toward a clean energy future. It’s clear 2016 was a year where planetary peril and human hope stood out in stark contrast. Here are the 10 most important climate milestones of the year.                                                                       

  1. The world struck an airline carbon pollution deal.
  2. An extremely potent greenhouse gas is also on its way out.
  3. July was the hottest month ever recorded. Then August tied it
  4. Arctic sea ice got weird. Really weird
  5. Divestment and clean energy investments each hit a record
  6. The Great Barrier Reef was decimated by warm waters
  7. The world breached the 1.5°C climate threshold
  8. Carbon dioxide hit 400 ppm. Permanently
  9. The Paris Agreement got real.
  10. It was the hottest year on record. Again             

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