Here are a few facts to share about the warmest years on record. This episode builds on Episode 5’s topic of having more conversations about climate change. While many in the Trump administration are denying the science around climate change, it’s up to us to know the science and be confident sharing it.
Green Team Academy Podcast with Joan Gregerson
[1:00] Have more talks about climate change (episode 5) with confidence.
[1:30] We want to have our facts straight, especially in this time of climate denial.
[2:20] What were the four warmest years on record from 1884 to 2017?
According to NASA: #1 2016, #2 2017, #3 2015, #4 2014
[3:05] 2018 is expected to be one of the top five warmest years. We’ll have to wait and see!
[3:30] According to NASA, 17 of the 18 warmest years in the 136-year record all have occurred since 2001, with the exception of 1998.
[3:50] 18 warmest years have occurred in the past two decades.
[4:00] Graphics of these facts at GreenTeamAcademy.com in the show notes
- Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet (NASA)
- Green Team Academy Episode 5: The Most Important and Easiest Climate Action You Can Take
- Climate change skeptics run the Trump administration (Politico) March 2017
- Trump administration refuses to consider that 97% of climate scientists could be right Guardian,
- May 2018
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Shareable Climate Facts
Visit the NASA Climate Change website to see the visualization changing incrementally from 1884 to 2017