Lewis W. Diuguid

Climate change continues to plague the planet, new study shows

Updated: 2013-08-07T22:51:54Z

By Lewis W. Diuguid

The Kansas City Star

Global warming naysayers won’t believe it, but ice caps and glaciers continue to melt at a feverish pace, and people are the blame.

A new federal study shows that the world in 2012 continued to warm, causing sea levels to rise, snow to melt and heat to build up on the planet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 260-page report written by 384 scientists shows that temperatures in the last year hit the top 10 for the globe, The Associated Press reports.

The upward climb of the thermometer because of human activity is generating a new normal for the Earth. But that’s not good.

Greenhouse gases have to be curtailed before a point of no return is reached. The new study indicates that the nations of the world need to collaborate on ways to reduce global warming.

Waiting and allowing the naysayers to dominate the discussion will only create more problems for everyone.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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