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Friday, September 25, 2015

Strategic CSR - Climate data

The article in the URL below does not need much commentary. It is a summary of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) annual report on the state of the climate for 2014 in six easy to understand (and frightening) graphics. The data is compiled from 413 scientists around the globe who collect the data in their locality and submit it to the NOAA. In order, the graphics in the article explain:
1. Average temperatures – rising
2. Sea levels – rising
3. Glaciers – retreating
4. Number of hot days – increasing
5. Greenhouse gasses – increasing
6. Ocean temperatures – increasing
In short:
"The annual State of the Climate report is out, and it's ugly. Record heat, record sea levels, more hot days and fewer cool nights, surging cyclones, unprecedented pollution, and rapidly diminishing glaciers."
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David Chandler & Bill Werther
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The Freakish Year in Broken Climate Records
By Tom Randall
July 17, 2015
Bloomberg Businessweek