Better start blogging again – I need to say how absolutely atrocious Boris Johnson’s response to Covid is, about his corrupt ‘chumocracy’ contracts to his mates, about his efforts to evade scrutiny by blocking data requests from journalists. So I had better get back up to speed.
In the meantime, have some music
Reach out and touch me ;)
I’m taking this opportunity to give a shout to all those of a community I was a part of 30 years ago – that was good times and love you all. A special shout to RB who caught me playing torpedoes ;)
By most accounts, 2020 has been a rough year for the planet. It was the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree according to NASA’s analysis.
Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.
Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s globally averaged temperature was 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit (1.02 degrees Celsius) warmer than the baseline 1951-1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. 2020 edged out 2016 by a very small amount, within the margin of error of the analysis, making the years effectively tied for the warmest year on record.
“The last seven years have been the warmest seven years on record, typifying the ongoing and dramatic warming trend,” said GISS Director Gavin Schmidt. “Whether one year is a record or not is not really that important – the important things are long-term trends. With these trends, and as the human impact on the climate increases, we have to expect that records will continue to be broken.”