Forty-nine of our 50 states have snow on the ground – even Hawaii, says CNN – and we in the Northeast are getting dumped on. We’ve got official emergency declarations, National Guard activations, power outages, car crashes, flight cancellations and closings of just about every kind of operation that has a choice. It’s hard to worry about global warming today.
But just in case you were out shoveling and missed it:
- Last year was the world’s warmest on record, tied with 2005, NOAA reported today. Twenty-ten was the 34th consecutive year with global temperatures above the 20th century average.
We (or rather our descendants) are going to be living for the next 1,000 years with the adverse effects of the CO2 we’ve already generated – even if we could somehow halt fossil fuel use today. That's according to a study just published in Nature Geoscience.
So if you go outside today, bundle up – and pray for a way to stay cool.