The Changing Climate

awkwardsituationist:

lowest arctic ice coverage (at 3.41 million square kilometers) and largest melt of the greenland ice sheet (at 97% melted) was set in 2012. in 2008, the u.s. classified the polar bear as a threatened species, the first with its survival at risk due to global warming. “it’s a fact that early sea ice breakup, late ice freeze-up and the overall reduction in ice pack…could erase half of a population in a single year.” - andrew derocher, co author, “rapid ecosystem change and polar bear conservation.” photos by anna henly, flip nicklen and ole jorgen liodden

barrywone-blog:

The end of weak La Niña, unprecedented Arctic warmth influenced 2012 climate conditions August 6, 2013

State of the Climate in 2012 - report cover.
The 2012 State of the Climate report is available online. (Credit: NOAA)

Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate

climateadaptation:

mothernaturenetwork:

2012 broke a number of climate recordsWhile the rise of global temperatures are slowing thanks to La Niña, they’re still getting progressively high each year.

mothernaturenetwork:

2012 broke a number of climate records
While the rise of global temperatures are slowing thanks to La Niña, they’re still getting progressively high each year.

clairecreates:

The midwest burned, NYC swam, and the Arctic sea ice set a new record low last September. 
Australia’s summer so far has been the hottest on record, too- in January, meteorologists were forced to add two new colors to the weather map to account for record-high temperatures.
I wonder how this summer will be?

clairecreates:

The midwest burned, NYC swam, and the Arctic sea ice set a new record low last September. 

Australia’s summer so far has been the hottest on record, too- in January, meteorologists were forced to add two new colors to the weather map to account for record-high temperatures.

I wonder how this summer will be?

nrdc:

Extreme Weather in 2012 Shattered Records and Showed What Climate Change Looks Like: http://bit.ly/1037IXd NRDC experts analyzed government weather data and found that at least 3,527 monthly weather records were broken for heat, rain, and snow throughout the United States last year. That is higher than the 3,251 records smashed in 2011.

nrdc:

Extreme Weather in 2012 Shattered Records and Showed What Climate Change Looks Like: http://bit.ly/1037IXd

NRDC experts analyzed government weather data and found that at least 3,527 monthly weather records were broken for heat, rain, and snow throughout the United States last year. That is higher than the 3,251 records smashed in 2011.

accuweather:

The Hottest Climate Change Stories of 2012
Record heat, Arctic melt, disasters, international wrangling, 2012 was a hot year.

accuweather:

The Hottest Climate Change Stories of 2012

Record heat, Arctic melt, disasters, international wrangling, 2012 was a hot year.

newstfionline:

Reuters, December 21, 2012
CHICHEN ITZA, Mexico (Reuters)—Dawn broke over ancient holy sites in southern Mexico to celebrations on Friday, ushering in the start of a new era for the Maya people that had been billed as a possible end of the world.

Mystics, hippies and tourists descended on the…