The last nine years have been the warmest on record for our planet and 2022 ranked the 5th warmest according to NASA.
The impact of a higher average temperature is more than just a heat wave, though 28 countries experienced their hottest year on record. As the average temperature rises, it causes more frequent severe weather events with worsening impacts. Think hurricanes, floods, droughts, forest fires and other “natural” disasters.
Take five minutes and watch NASA’s recap of 2022.
You may have been, or know someone who was directly affected by one of these events.
We need to work together to influence our community and governments as well as companies we work for and with to make needed changes.
And maybe the headline for 2023 will read differently.