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Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

Posted on August 10, 2012

Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe – and that make clear who the real enemy is.

by: Bill McKibben;

Originally Published in Rolling Stones;

If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.

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