Thursday, December 3, 2020

While US media focuses on Trump's refusal to concede the election, the planet is experiencing its six warmest years in history


From The Week on 12/03/20

 U.N. chief: Report shows planet 'broken' by climate change

As the world's oceans heat up and long-frigid Siberia experiences triple-digit heat, 2020 is on track to be one of the three hottest years on record, according to the United Nations' State of the Climate report published Wednesday. "The state of the planet is broken," U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a speech at Columbia University. "Dear friends, humanity is waging war on nature. This is suicidal." The climate report, produced by the World Meteorological Organization and other U.N. agencies, concluded that 2020 and the five previous years will probably be the six warmest on record. This year could even beat out 2016 once December data is factored in and become the warmest on record. [The Washington Post]