Rocky Mountain Climate Organization Newsletter

Have we reached a “tipping point”.
Matt

A global temperature increase of 2° Celsius – 3.6°F to us Americans – beyond the pre-industrial average climate has been suggested as a possible threshold of dangerous climate disruption. The U.S. government’s 2009 national assessment report on climate change, for example, concluded that a variety of research indicates that this level of temperature change “would lead to severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts.” But now scientists at the international climate talks in Cancun are predicting temperature rises of 3°C or 4°C as early as the 2060s (

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: