NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio/Kathryn Mersmann
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Wednesday that 2019 was the world’s second-hottest year on record.
The US saw 14 “billion-dollar disasters” last year, causing a total of $45 billion in direct losses.
Most of that damage came from heavy rainfall tied to warming.
Alaska saw its hottest year on record, with extreme drought and fires raging across the Arctic.
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Last year was the second-warmest the world has ever seen.
Major natural disasters, many related to rising global temperatures, cost $45 billion in direct losses in the US alone.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
An astronaut in space photographed the giant smoke plume from Australia’s fires. 70% of the country is covered in haze.32 award-winning underwater photos reveal a troupe of tiny seahorses, a hot-pink sea slug, and fish living in beer bottlesWe’ve put the heat equivalent of 3.6 billion Hiroshima bomb explosions into the oceans. The water was hotter last year than ever in recorded history.
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