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.
The world struck an airline carbon
An extremely potent greenhouse gas
is also on its way out.
July was the hottest month ever
recorded. Then August tied it
Arctic sea ice got weird. Really
Divestment and clean energy
investments each hit a record
The Great Barrier Reef was
decimated by warm waters