I have been working on my new book about Jesus so intensively that I was shocked to see that I haven’t posted a journal entry since July! In this wild year, July might as well have happened on another planet. We finally updated Climate Watch, which makes frightening reading indeed.
An automated weather station in Death Valley’s village of Furnace Creek recorded a temperature of 130°F (54.4°C) at 3:41 p.m. on July 16, 2020, setting a record for the hottest verified temperature on the planet. This new record is part-and-parcel of a series of global warming-fueled heat waves that are causing
Global warming may have pushed Greenland’s ice sheets past a tipping point, with the island having lost ice from its glaciers faster than snowfall could replenish them over the past two decades, according to a new study. Although this trend is expected to worsen as global temperatures increase, the researchers
Despite the massive changes brought about around the world in 2020, one factor has managed to maintain its status quo from the pre-pandemic era: global warming is still on the rise. In terms of being the hottest January-through-June period on record, 2020 is second only to 2016’s El Niño-fueled first