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Scientists Report the Planet Was Hotter Than Ever in the First Half of 2016

The item below appeared on NPR on July 20, 2016 and was broadcast on All Things Considered. You can read the entire piece by following the link below.

On May 25, Protect Geauga Parks hosted a presentation by the Hershey Montessori Integrated Science High School Class on the topic of climate change. Their presentation was well researched and professionally presented. Their research strongly supports the information in the article below and points to the dangers that climate change holds for all creatures on the planet—including the human population.

We present this information because it is clear that climate change is an effect of the conversion of natural areas to uses that produce atmospheric carbon dioxide and remove the carbon assimilation of trees and other plant life. The preservation, conservation and protection of natural areas of Geauga County is fundamental to the mission of Protect Geauga Parks and, we believe, to the Geauga Park District (regardless of how their revised by-laws may be worded at the moment). 


 

By Christopher Joyce, NPR News

If you think it’s been hot this year, you’re right. The latest temperature numbers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the first six months of 2016 were the hottest on record around the planet.

Let’s look at June. Scientists took temperatures from around the world and got a June average. What they found was a world that was 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the average June in the 20th Century. How about January? Hottest ever. Same with February, March, April and May. Every month in 2016 has been warmer than ever, at least since people started keeping reliable records — that was 1880.

Continue reading this article at the link below:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/19/486655867/scientists-report-the-planet-was-hotter-than-ever-in-the-first-half-of-2016

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