GLOBAL WARMING BY THE NUMBERS

Chilling statistics to think about!!!

(Posted: 24-Jan-2006; Updated: 24-Feb-2009)

1 — Rank of 2005 as hottest year on record (tied with 1998), according to NASA.

100% — Increase in intensity and duration of hurricanes and tropical storms since the 1970’s, according to a 2005 MIT study.

$100 Billion — Estimate of damage caused by hurricanes hitting the U.S. coast in 2005 alone, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

2030 — Year by which Glacier National Park will have no glaciers left, according to the U.S. Geological Survey predictions.

400,000 — Square miles of Arctic sea ice that have melted in the last 30 years (roughly the size of Texas), threatening polar bear habitats and further accelerating global warming worldwide, according to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

15-37% — Amount of plant and animal species that global warming could wipe out by 2050.

1  — Rank of the United States as a global warming polluter compared to other large nations.

6 —  Number of former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leaders who say the U.S. is not doing enough to fight global warming.

0 — Number of bills passed by Congress to cut global warming pollution.

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Sources: NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2005 Study, Nature Magazine January 2004, National Climatic Data Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

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Posted in Earth and Social Commentary and The U.S. Government by The Psychic Bubble on November 5th, 2010 at 12:01 AM.

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