Of course, 2014, last year, was the hottest year ever recorded. 2015 is going to break that record dramatically. An El Niño event is a release of heat through the Pacific Ocean by the equator. This warm upwelling is especially noticeable off the coast of South America. This adds extra heat to our global temperatures and we're right in the middle of an El Niño event right now.
Click the image below to go to the Joe Romm article on Climate Progress.
This article interviews climate scientists and how they cope with the grim scientific findings that global warming is bringing. Some scientists have moved out of the United States, with its powerful and harassing climate-denier sector, or changed jobs. Other scientists get strength from political action despite their training to be dispassionate and "objective."
People must face the future clearly -- and avoid brightsiding or putting their heads down and just working -- and must also release the grief, pain and dread this future can make us feel. We are not fucked.
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Michael Sweringen gets to spend the rest of his life in the reorganization of our planet