Thursday, March 14, 2019

Arctic Temperature to Rise Nearly Ten Degrees F

Americans don't use Celsius much. So when average global warming temperatures are predicted to rise 1.5 degrees C by the end of the century that doesn't impress them much. Scientists point out that the Arctic temperatures will rise by 5 C regardless of what steps are taken to stop human caused greenhouse gassing, and that might concern them a little more. The actual temperature rise in the Arctic is more like 10 degrees if one converts the Celsius rise into Fahrenheit degrees.

Ten degrees of increased warmth will not only make the icecap go away in the summer, it will make permafrost melt that hold as much Greenhouse gas (methane) as mankind releases into the atmosphere. If that happens temperatures will rise a lot more than 1.5 Celsius globally and far more in the Arctic.

No comments: