Earth just had its 400th consecutive month of above-average temps

Last month marked the Earth’s 400th consecutive month with above-average temperatures. “We live in and share a world that is unequivocally, appreciably and consequentially warmer than just a few decades ago, and our world continues to warm,” said NOAA climate scientist Deke Arndt. The combined ocean and land temperature was 1.49 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) […]

Tourism generates 8% of the planet’s emissions

Global tourism accounts for eight percent of greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously estimated, according to a study published in the Journal Nature Climate Change on Monday. The multi-trillion dollar industry’s carbon footprint is expanding rapidly, driven in large part by demand for energy-intensive air travel, researchers reported. The US tops the rankings followed […]

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels at highest point in 800,000 years

Carbon dioxide reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million. This amount is highest in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. When records started in 1958, the levels were 315ppm. Since then, there has been nearly a […]