Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Climate Has Already Changed & More Change Is Ahead

"The climate has already changed" is what I say, when I am frequently asked about climate change.  Moisture in the air is up 4%. Average temperatures are up. The ratio of record highs to record lows continues to increase, with record highs being set more than twice as often as record lows over the last decade. Growing seasons have changed by days and weeks. Sea levels are up and rising. The climate has already changed.

And because the concentration of heat trapping gas continues to rise in the atmosphere more change is ahead. Denying current facts and reality is a poor way to prepare for the future.

1 comment:

  1. Concerned ScientistOctober 31, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Very good post - climate change is happening now. I don't think you would have a very hard time convincing lifelong residents of the Jersey Shore and Lower Manhattan of that at this point