Earth’s surface temperatures in 2019 were THE SECOND WARMEST since modern record-keeping began in 1880. Globally, 2019 temperatures were SECOND ONLY TO THOSE IN 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend. THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAVE BEEN THE WARMEST IN THE PAST 140 YEARS. IMAGE BY NASA.
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Plant Species Have Been Disappearing 500 Times Faster Than Normal, Thanks to Humans
Omar Monsgur exhibits endangered plants in Puerto Rico. US Fish & Wildlife photo.
Researchers call the results “frightening” because it’s likely “gross underestimate” and the problem is probably much worse. Story here.