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We can keep global warming below the danger-threshold of 2 degrees C, even below 1.5 degrees of warming. But this is only possible if we make deeper and faster emissions cuts and all governments introduce ambitious policies, backed by strong ...
In business-as-usual scenarios, consumption grows by 1.6 to 3 per cent per year. Ambitious mitigation would reduce this growth by only around 0.06 percentage points a year. This estimate does not take into account economic co-benefits of taki...
 Scientists predict that more than half of the 103 ski resorts in the Northeast are at risk of not being able to maintain a 100-day season by 2039. >> Team Climate
Over the last decade, the ski industry has lost $1.07 billion in aggregated revenue between low and high snow fall years. The corresponding employment impact is a loss of between 13,000 to 27,000 jobs. >> Team Climate
In the Northeast, the length of the snow season will be cut in half. >>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
In the West, snow depths could decline by 25 to 100 percent. >>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Warmer winters will lead to shifts in precipitation from snow to rain, a shorter snow season, and decrease snow cover area. >>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Winter temperatures are projected to rise 4 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit before the end of the century. >>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased in March and April by 1.6% per decade and in June by 11.7% per decade for the last thirty years. >>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
In the Northern Hemisphere, the last thirty years were warmer than any other of the last 1,400 years. >>Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has rise...
In 2013, daily average CO2 measurements exceeded 400ppm for the first time in at least 800,000 years. >> Climate Central
As of November 2013, it has been 345 months and counting that the global average temperature was above the 20th century average. >> Climate Central
Global average temperature has risen 1.6 degrees fahrenheit. >> Climate Central
In the United States, 2013 was the 6th least active hurricane season since 1950 with 13 named storms and 2 hurricanes. >> Climate Central
There were 943 confirmed tornadoes in 2013 in the United States including the widest tornado ever recorded in El Reno, OK at 2.6 miles wide. 1,350 tornadoes are the 30 year average for the region. >> Climate Central
4.15 million acres burned in forest wildfires in the United States in 2013. The Yarnell Fire, in Arizona, was the deadliest fire in the state’s history and 19 firefighters were killed. >> Climate Central
74 % of the United States was in drought in 2012. In 2013, 54 % of the United States was in drought and it was the driest year on record in California. >> Climate Central
63 all-time daily rainfall and 1,392 monthly precipitation records were tied or broken in the United States in 2013.  >> Climate Central
52.6 degrees fahrenheit was the average US temperature in 2013, the 36th warmest year on record. >> Climate Central
For the first time in 2o years, daily record temperature lows beat record highs. >> Climate Central
 The IPCC predicted an annual sea-level rise of less than 2 millimeters per year in 2001. But over the last 15 years, the oceans have actually risen 3.4 millimeters per year, about 80 percent more than projected. >>
Beginning in just eight years we could see Dust Bowl Conditions across large parts of the American west as the baseline condition. Drought will be superimposed on this baseline. >>
Warming in the pipeline because of greenhouse gases already emitted is up to 6.5 degrees F. >>
Forests in the Canadian Rockies have seen a ten times increase in mortality in the last fifty years >>
Forest mortality in the western United States has doubled. >>
The second most important greenhouse gas methane is 105 times more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2, in the 20-year time frame, not 21 times as previously suggested. >>
Carbon dioxide is increasing 14,000 times faster then anything normal in the last 610,000 years. >>
The Arctic is as warm as any time in the last 44,000 years and maybe the last 120,000 years. >>
Greenhouse gases are 30 percent higher than in 800,000 years and as high as any time in 15 million years >>