The Union of Concerned Scientists acknowledges there is a 90 percent probability that human activities are the reason for temperature increases in the last 50 years.
In the last year, the people of the United States alone have suffered through 12 weather and climate disasters costing more than $1 billion each to resolve, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Globally, the impact and cost has been much greater. Ignoring the imminent crises that result from rapid global climate change is a mistake that many have already paid the price for: Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake that devastated Japan earlier this year, the tornadoes across the South — the list goes on.
The earthquake epicenter was 32km underground. Finally we know where the missing heat is!
The earthquake may have had a mechanism similar to that of another large earthquake in the year 869 with an estimated surface wave magnitude (Ms) of 8.6, which also created a large tsunami. Other major earthquakes with tsunamis struck the Sanriku Coast region in 1896 and in 1933.
h/t to Marc Morano