Scientists have been telling us for decades about the risk of climate change. Over and over again. Far too many leaders have refused to listen.António Guterres Secretary-General UN
Serious question: if you were eighteen, would you bet your future life on the oilpatch? (Next question: if you were a 115 year old province, would you bet your future life on the oilpatch?). https://t.co/LDEDjlleYL
— 𝙹𝚘𝚎 𝚅𝚒𝚙𝚘𝚗𝚍 (@jvipondmd) October 7, 2020
September 2020 was the warmest September ever recorded. Both globally and in Europe.
The second warmest September was 2019.
The average temperature for the twelve months from September 2019 to September 2020 is nearly 1.3°C above pre industrial levels.#FaceTheClimateEmergency https://t.co/xveVBTBqKR
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 7, 2020
UNEP’s novel ‘World Environment Situation Room’ provides real-time data on PM2.5 levels across the planet, informing scientists, policy-makers and citizens alike.
Last month, as wildfires continued to rage across the American West, Pascal Peduzzi, a climate scientist with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Geneva, followed the situation with air quality in Mammoth Lakes, a town high in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.
On Wednesday 23 September on the town’s Ranch Road the PM2.5 measurement – the tally of airborne particulate matter with a diameter less than 2.5 micrometres – reached 501mg per cubic metre (µg/m3) of air. That is over 50 times the threshold that the World Health Organisation (WHO) considers safe for the average PM2.5 reading over one year. It is more than 20 times the level considered safe for a 24-hour period.
“I’ve never seen it that high,” Peduzzi stated.
The scientist was not in California, nor in the US. He was in Switzerland, over 9,000km away. Nonetheless, he, and anyone with an internet connection, can now follow in detail PM2.5 levels in the West Coast fire zone, and across the planet, via UNEP’s World Environment Situation Room (WESR). This online portal offers a near-real-time monitor of global air quality.
Martin Rees: Britain must nurture its scientific expertise to help save the world from climate crisishttps://t.co/ekqixG7KS0
— Prof Nick Cowern (@NickCowern) October 10, 2020
Our planet has just experienced its hottest September on record.
The climate has changed and continues to change.
🔴 = warmer than normal
🔵 = colder than normal
Hotspots: Siberia, Middle East, western USA, parts of South America and Australia.
Data: @CopernicusECMWF[1/3] pic.twitter.com/Np1267LWpF
— Scott From Scotland (@ScottDuncanWX) October 8, 2020
Our crews are continuing to come across curious finds during daily missions, including children's toys such as dolls, balls, toy cars, and motorcycles.
While these items may bring children joy and happiness, they certainly aren't fun for marine life or the environment. pic.twitter.com/1pzIWx6sVn
— 4ocean (@4ocean) October 10, 2020
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