President Trump, Mike, Two Degrees discussed on KNX Evening News with Diane Thompson


Two degrees Fahrenheit above the temperatures globally than we were in the nineteenth century. And unfortunately, where we're headed to even woman temperatures, and that has impacts across the whole suite of different important metrics coastal flooding sea level rise. I smell water resources even drive I five we've asked this question before. But it's worth asking. Again. You just rattled off all of those things that are bad. But two degrees doesn't sound like a lot. But what does two degrees all over the place mean, especially if it goes. Well, that's that's a that's a great. That's a great question. Putting in context when we had the last ice age, which is about twenty thousand years ago. The global temperature is only about eight to nine degrees Fahrenheit colder than is. Now, what we're projecting in the worst case. Scenarios for the end of this century is eight to nine degrees in the other direction. So we're talking about a totally different planets. Now, you know that there are the naysayers who say for example today in L A, it's cold and they'll go, well, it's cold, but about global warming. And I believe that wasn't a Mike the other week when there was the what was it the polar vortex in parts of the country and President Trump said global warming comeback. We need you to go. So how do you respond to those people who say, I don't get it? It's cold today. Yeah. So, you know, that's weather mostly those people are just falling. So it's not really a serious question. But there are serious issues there if you look back at temperatures in the nineteenth century, and you and you compare you know, January temperatures then to Jenny temperatures. Now, it's like January has moved to March. Right. So we still gets cold in much. But he okay is coldest Januarys used to get. And and that's what we're seeing a across the world, you know, things that used to be normal and now much rarer, particularly these these kind of cold air brakes that we saw.

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