An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record at a balmy 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius), the U.N. weather agency said on Wednesday.And now we are two years further into global climate change, with a U.S. president who once said he believes climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.
The Experanza base set the high on March 24, 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said after reviewing data around Antarctica to set benchmarks to help track future global warming and natural variations.
...Antarctica locks up 90 percent of the world's fresh water as ice and would raise sea levels by about 60 meters (200 ft) if it were all to melt, meaning scientists are concerned to know even about extremes around the fringes.
During the campaign, I had so many conversations with friends and colleagues about the shameful display by corporate punditry, and the thing I always kept coming back to was: If nothing else, not even the faintest trace of decency, have they no sense of self-preservation? Wealth and access aren't going to save anyone from climate change.
I wonder the same thing still.