New figures released by NASA have stunned the world’s climate scientists. The average global temperature for February this year has smashed the previous record. A record set only the month before.
This comes on the back of the warmest year on record 2015, which broke the previous record set in 2014.
And if you’ve been following this story, you’ll know already there are other worrying changes – like the Arctic melting faster than all expectations over the last few years.
So are we seeing a speeding up of climate change? And is the long stretch of warm weather we’ve felt here in Sydney linked to the global picture?
The Environment Show caught up with Professor Stefan Rahmstorf, a leading climate scientist from Germany’s Potsdam University. In this podcast he answers those questions and outlines how his own country is getting on with the job of implementing one of the most important solutions – renewable energy.
More about Professor Stefan Rahmstorf
Stefan is Head of Earth System Analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.
He was one of the lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report. The authors of the report were awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Al Gore.
Professor Rahmstorf is a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales.
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