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AL ROKER WALKS US THROUGH THE CLIMATE RECORDS THAT WE BROKE
CLIMATE RECORDS THAT WE BROKE THIS YEAR.
THIS YEAR. >> IT'S THE HOTTEST MONTH ON
>> IT'S THE HOTTEST MONTH ON RECORD.
RECORD. AND THE SECOND HOTTEST AUGUST
AND THE SECOND HOTTEST AUGUST OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER IN RECORDED
OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER IN RECORDED HISTORY.
HISTORY. MELTING SEA ICE AND LOST
MELTING SEA ICE AND LOST 12.5 BILLION TONS OF ICE IN A
12.5 BILLION TONS OF ICE IN A SINGLE DAY.
SINGLE DAY. SOMETHING SCIENTISTS DIDN'T
SOMETHING SCIENTISTS DIDN'T EXPECT TO HAPPEN FOR AT LEAST
EXPECT TO HAPPEN FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 50 YEARS.
ANOTHER 50 YEARS. >> IT WILL BE HOW HIGH SEA
>> IT WILL BE HOW HIGH SEA LEVELS WILL RISE.
LEVELS WILL RISE. >> IT'S SINCE WE HAVE GOTTEN
>> IT'S SINCE WE HAVE GOTTEN HERE THAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING
HERE THAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING IT AND SEEING IT FALLING OFF AND
IT AND SEEING IT FALLING OFF AND IT'S GOING INTO THE OCEAN.
IT'S GOING INTO THE OCEAN. WHAT HAPPENED?
WHAT HAPPENED? >> WE ARE ON THE FIRST STEP.
>> WE ARE ON THE FIRST STEP. IN THE ARCTIC IT DOESN'T SOUND
IN THE ARCTIC IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT IT'S ALREADY
LIKE MUCH BUT IT'S ALREADY PROFOUNDING SHIFTING THE
PROFOUNDING SHIFTING THE FREQUENCY AND INTENSITY OF
FREQUENCY AND INTENSITY OF COASTAL FLOODING.
COASTAL FLOODING. >> THOSE RISING SEA LEVELS AND
>> THOSE RISING SEA LEVELS AND WARMER OCEANS FUELLING MORE
WARMER OCEANS FUELLING MORE POWERFUL HURRICANES LIKE THAT
POWERFUL HURRICANES LIKE THAT THAT DEVASTATED THE BAHAMAS.
THAT DEVASTATED THE BAHAMAS. >> THE LINK BETWEEN CLIMATE
>> THE LINK BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND DROUGHT AND WILDFIRES
CHANGE AND DROUGHT AND WILDFIRES IS VERY, VERY STRONG.
IS VERY, VERY STRONG. IN THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST IN
IN THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST IN BRAZIL, WILDFIRES CAUSED BY
BRAZIL, WILDFIRES CAUSED BY SLASH AND BURN TECHNIQUES RAISE
SLASH AND BURN TECHNIQUES RAISE AT A RECORD RATE.
AT A RECORD RATE. >>> WE HIT A RECORD.
>>> WE HIT A RECORD. THAT'S THE GREEN HOUSE GASES IN
THAT'S THE GREEN HOUSE GASES IN OUR ATMOSPHERE.
OUR ATMOSPHERE. A NEW RECORD HIGH.
A NEW RECORD HIGH. SO WINDS NOW GUSTING AT OVER 55
SO WINDS NOW GUSTING AT OVER 55 TO 60 MILES PER HOUR.
TO 60 MILES PER HOUR. >> CRUCIAL REPORTS ABOUT CLIMATE
>> CRUCIAL REPORTS ABOUT CLIMATE AND PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE.
AND PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE. >> ANNOUNCING THERE COULD BE AS
>> ANNOUNCING THERE COULD BE AS LITTLE AS 12 YEARS FOR HUMANS TO
LITTLE AS 12 YEARS FOR HUMANS TO MITIGATE CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL
MITIGATE CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL WARMING.
WARMING. THEIR RECOMMENDATION, BURNING
THEIR RECOMMENDATION, BURNING FOSSIL FUELS AND CHANGING THE
FOSSIL FUELS AND CHANGING THE WAY WE PRODUCE FUELS AND
WAY WE PRODUCE FUELS AND PLANTING A BILLION TREES.
PLANTING A BILLION TREES. AUSTRALIA DOWNGRADING THEIR
AUSTRALIA DOWNGRADING THEIR OUTLOOK FOR THE GREAT BARRIER
OUTLOOK FOR THE GREAT BARRIER REEF FROM POOR TO VERY POOR.
REEF FROM POOR TO VERY POOR. IT THREATENS 2-THIRDS OF BIRDS
IT THREATENS 2-THIRDS OF BIRDS IN THE UNITED STATES WITH
IN THE UNITED STATES WITH EXTENSION AND CLIMATE CHANGE IS
EXTENSION AND CLIMATE CHANGE IS THREATENING A WAY OF LIFE FOR AN
THREATENING A WAY OF LIFE FOR AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WE
ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WE VISITED IN ALASKA.
VISITED IN ALASKA. >> SO ICE.
>> SO ICE. >> MORE DANGEROUS.
>> MORE DANGEROUS. >> MORE DANGEROUS, YES.
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