Tuesday, July 13, 2010
2010 Already the Hottest Year on Record, According to NASA
These graphs come from NASA, and were posted on the always-wonderful Climate Progress site. The temperature record for 2010 has already been broken over a month ago, but it bears repeating as the summer heats up. This year is already the hottest on record, and it follows the hottest decade on record...which follows the hottest decade before that...and so on and so on.
I believe climate change is the moral issue of our time. This is the question of what world we will leave for our children and grandchildren. We've known about the ill effects of pollution and fossil fuels for generations. The time to act was yesterday, last month, last year, thirty years ago. Denial and inaction is cowardly and criminal; even worse, a mistake. The fate of the human civilization hangs in the balance.