“NOAA has released the latest State of the Climate report, its annual checkup on our planet. So, how did Earth fare in 2017? Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere: record highs. Global surface temperature: near-record high. Sea surface temperature: near-record high. Global sea level: highest on record…The findings show the extent to which humans have already changed key aspects of our climate as we’ve increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere…What’s most surprising in the report are the hints that we may be reaching tipping points where change accelerates or becomes irreversible.
FULL STORY published August 1, 2018 via NPR