‘Alarming’ Year of Extremes as Climate ‘Tipping Point’ Looms | Common Dreams

“The extent of Arctic sea ice reached a new record low. The alarming rate of its melt this year highlighted the far-reaching changes taking place on Earth’s oceans and biosphere,” Michel Jarraud, head of the WMO, an agency of the UN, stated on Wednesday.

“Climate change is taking place before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which have risen constantly and again reached new records,” he added.

The Geneva-based group pointed out: “In August, the Arctic sea ice lost an average of nearly 92,000 square kilometers of ice per day — the fastest observed loss for the month of August on record.”

via ‘Alarming’ Year of Extremes as Climate ‘Tipping Point’ Looms | Common Dreams.

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