Notes from a rare planet: The coolest mid-century summers could be hotter than the hottest of the 20th

Hot air balloon during sunset.

Yikes, better start fanning yourself: Coolest summers by mid-century could be hotter than hottest of 20th century (Science Daily)

  • “The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists.”

Plenty of fish in the sea? Not according to these two charts showing biomass in 1900 and 2000 (The Guardian)

  • An absolutely stunning decline in just 100 years.

Where does your city rank? A ranking of cities’ vulnerability to climate change (Cool Green Science)

  • Least vulnerable: Cleveland, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis.
  • Most vulnerable: Miami, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Houston, and Honolulu.

Current CO2 releases are 10 times higher than in past era where the Earth experience significant warming (Yale Environment 360)

  • “In another new study, Stanford researchers project that the world’s tropical regions could see a “permanent emergence of unprecedented summer heat” over the next two decades if greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, while temperate regions could experience a permanent shift to more extreme summer temperatures by mid-century.”

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