Ever notice how much we pay for water these days. Its sometimes more expensive than fuel for our cars. That's going to be the next big impact on us.
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Although we need to control emissions, we're past where we can do that effectively. Already we're at 415 parts per million carbon and supposedly 450 is a point of no return.
Famed ecologist Thomas Lovejoy thinks that carbon sequestration is the last best hope Source 5o. He thinks there is more than enough potential for restoration of forests and grasslands where they have been degraded to bring atmospheric carbon down to less dangerous levels. So that's hopeful.
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Climate change likely to increase human exposure to toxic methylmercury. Researchers developed a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive model that simulates how environmental factors, including increasing sea temperatures and overfishing, impact levels of methylmercury in fish. The researchers found that while the regulation of mercury emissions have successfully reduced methylmercury levels in fish, spiking temperatures are driving those levels back up and will play a major role in the methylmercury levels of marine life in the future. Source 6d.
July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet. Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows. Source 8f.
I hope that it will not be a normal occurrence each year for Europe. It was ridiculous how hot it got this year it was like living in Africa.
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