On Jan. 25, 2018 NPR’s Michaeleen Doucleff reported “Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?” Doucleff talked with Dr. Thomas Douglas, a geochemist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Charles Miller, a chemist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They are worried that climate change is causing arctic permafrost to melt and release methane and carbon into the atmosphere. This could dramatically increase global warming. There is also a possibility that a bacteria or virus could thaw and infect humans.
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On Aug. 11, 2017, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society released the annual, peer-reviewed State of the Climate report. Co-editorJessica Blunden said that 2016 was the hottest year on record over the past 137 years. “This brought the global average carbon dioxide concentration for 2016 to 402.9 ppm,” surpassing 400 ppm for the first time in modern records or ice core records that go back nearly 800,000 years, she said.” “Global sea level rose another quarter of an inch (3.4 millimeters) for the sixth straight year of record high sea levels.” NPR’s Christopher Joyce said “The report notes that these changes are consistent with projections of human-caused climate change.”
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On May 1, 2014 the Smithsonian magazine’s Jerry Adler wrote “Hot Enough For You?” about global warming and how it affect our everyday lives. One point is that if it hot during the day, a city may not cool off at night. Also, tempers may flare with the heat. The poorest parts of town will be the hottest.
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