Alternative title . . .
KANSAS CITY PREPS FOR SKY FALLING!!!
Translation . . .
It won't be totally freezing this week and that has some locals worried. At least until the misery of the next snow storm.
TKC won't panic until they keep pools open in January but there are some people with more patience for cold temperatures . . . I've been typing with mittens on since October.
But I digress . . .
Accordingly, here's a peek at what's in store as the AOC 12 year countdown remains underway.
"The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday that 10 states reported their warmest average temperature for the month of December on record.That list included Kansas and Missouri and includes data going back to 1895."
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Those 70-degree days in December were nice for last-minute holiday errands, but they contributed to a rare feat. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday that 10 states reported their warmest average temperature for the month of December on record.
The last seven years were the world's hottest on record, with the first analysis of global temperature in 2021 showing it was 1.2C above pre-industrial levels. The assessment of the year, by the European climate agency Copernicus, also found carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached record levels and that the potent greenhouse gas methane surged "very substantially", also to a new record.
As the Earth warms, stable conditions for winter sports that depend on ice and snow aren't a guarantee. Steady snow might come later than usual and spring warming means snowpacks are melting faster. Workers at Aspen Skiing Company-the operator of the Aspen and Snowmass ski areas in Colorado-have seen winter shrink by about a month.
Don't Look Up, director Adam McKay's star-studded feature film that offers an allegorical take on the climate crisis, only debuted on Netflix a little over a month ago. Yet its performance during that relatively brief window of time has been - well, nothing short of staggering. For the 7-day period ending January 2?
Using South Carolina as a model, CHOP researchers found that an increase in kidney stones will cost the state healthcare system between $57 million and $99 million over the next seven decades.
About 20% of greenhouse gases in the US come from homes. These are problems we can solve, as homeowners, with new technology, and through government incentives.
Some worry about the environmental cost of having children, while others feel guilty about condoms polluting the ocean.
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