Record numbers of Americans are alarmed or…

More worrying climate news and increasingly worried Americans in the week that climate action failure became the world's biggest risk. This week, a steady stream of expert reports painted a picture of the state of our planet. But, unfortunately, not one of them gave a reason for optimism. And I know you probably want to read The Planet because it is often - as one of you recently wrote - your "fresh dose of oxygen." But sadly, these reports are all about a fresh dose of CO2.The last eight years were the eight hottest since record-keeping began in 1880. Last year was the sixth-warmest year on record, according to data released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. There is a 99 percent chance that 2022 will join the top ten of the warmest years on record. Last year, there was cooling from La Niña in parts of the central Pacific that brings cold deep ocean water to the surface, and even with that cooling, 2021 still ended up in the top ten or warmest years. 

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