EARTH TEMPERATURE RISE SPIRALING RAPIDLY TOWARD 2.C

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9 may 2016

See Earth’s Temperature Spiral Toward 2°C

Andrea Thompson Climate Central, May 9, 2016

The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic consequences may be all but assured.

That metaphoric spiral has become a literal one in a new graphic drawn up by Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. The animated graphic features a rainbow-colored record of global temperatures spinning outward from the late 19th century to the present as the Earth heats up.

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