I blog about environmental and social justice issues because I am very concerned about the health of the interdependent web of life of which we are a part.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Which is the Warmest Decade on Record?

I'll give you a hint - you are living through it. 
The past 10 years have been the warmest in recorded history, according to the UK Met Office.  The Met Office also released the raw data from around 1,500 global monitoring stations in an effort to satisfy critics who have demanded that researchers be more transparent with their data in the wake of the email hacking row at the University of East Anglia. In a separate announcement, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in Geneva said today that 2009 will be one of the 10 warmest individual years recorded.
Please read the entire article: it makes clear that, unless you are a diehard conspiracy theorist intent on grimly ignoring reality, global warming is happening right now ...and punishing the poorest nations most.  Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is a matter of social and environmental justice.

As always, please let the Prime Minister of Canada know that you want him to commit to a binding, science based, and just deal at Copenhagen.

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