Category: Climate

Bearing Witness to Climate Change October 2020

European scientists announced that worldwide last month was the warmest September on record. Arctic sea ice also fell to its second-lowest on record for the month. NOAA is standing by its earlier prediction that 2020 will go on record as being one of the… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change October 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change September 2020

Pope Francis begins the month with an appeal to help the planet and a message of hope. On the annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation he said “In some ways, the current pandemic has led us to rediscover simpler and… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change September 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change Aug 2020

Government scientists with the National Weather Service are predicting that this year’s hurricane season will be one of the most active on record.  The NOAA forecasts between 19-25 named storms with 7-11 hurricanes in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Even before the season began on… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change Aug 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change July 2020

A Washington Post article on the future of the planet undergoing climate change reminded me of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres quote from last year: “I will not be a silent witness to the crime of dooming our present and destroying their right… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change July 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change June 2020

Despite the global economic slowdown, C02 levels in the atmosphere reached an all-time high in May. The monthly average was 417.2 ppm which is 1% higher than the last record high a year earlier. An annual increase of about 2.5 ppm is now about… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change June 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change May 2020

The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service released new data last week that supports their prediction that 2020 will rank as one of the two warmest years ever recorded.  Daily CO2 levels, measured in Hawaii, were 418 ppm, the highest in at least 3… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change May 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change April 2020

Concern about the impact of climate change has taken a far backseat, as it should for the moment, to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic which at the start of the month had infected over a million and killed tens of thousands around the globe. The 2020… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change April 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change March 2020

Climate Change Question of the Month: How much warmer on average were temperatures this winter across Europe? Read on to find the answer. The world is experiencing a pandemic from the coronavirus which has halted modern life as we have known it. National and… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change March 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change February 2020

Climate Change Question of the Month: Name two of the rapidly-increasing number of global businesses that have recently announced they were moving toward zero carbon emissions. Read on to find the answer…. Antarctica experienced its hottest recorded day ever at a research station early… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change February 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change January 2020

Climate Change Question of the Month For the decade just ending, how many years out of the ten broke new records in the planet’s overall warming temperature? Read on to find the answer. Climate News of the Month With the new year and new… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change January 2020”