This really puts things into perspective. It boggles my mind how the entire planet isn’t singularly focused on finding ways to stop hurting the environment and start helping it. I just don’t get it. Are there people that actually don’t comprehend the enormity of what’s going on?
If you were born after February 1985, you’ve never lived through a month of below average global temperatures. According to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in June the earth’s surface was warmer than the 20th century average for the month for the 340th time in a row. It was the fifth hottest June since 1918, NOAA said. (An analysis from NASA says the month was the second hottest since 1880.)
An entire generation has grown up during this streak of hot weather, which Philip Bump, who now writes for the Atlantic Wire, pointed out in the online environmental magazine Grist last year. The last time the global average of land and ocean temperatures was below long-term levels was in February 1985.
I feel like I’m taking crazy pills and Al Gore and I are the only people freaking out about this and so many people, especially in positions of power, seem to be so nonchalant about it.
What’s your take on the current state of affairs with the environment?