Weird weather is giving us a preview of what climate change means for people.
All around the world, we are seeing hotter hots, wetter wets and drier dries. These extremes, in turn, are resulting in destructive wild fires, choking air pollution, ravaging floods, lost crops, lost homes and lost lives.
Data released from the U.S.’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Climatic Data Center shows that June 2010 was the warmest month of June globally since record-taking began in 1880.
It was also the 304th month in a row in which average worldwide temperatures have been above the 20th century average. There is no question that our world is warming.
(image: © Mark Schapper)
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