NASA is almost certain 2016 will be the hottest year in recorded history

October 19, 2016 by  
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There are over two months left in the year, but that hasn’t stopped NASA from suggesting that 2016 will be the hottest on record . The planet has been on a heat streak for some time and the latest projections show that this September will the hottest in 136 years of record keeping – and it’s pretty safe to say that the entire year will follow suit. Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), made a 99 percent certain prediction that 2016 would top the charts all the way back in May, and the newest GISS data shows he was right on track. Last month was .91 degrees Celsius above the baseline period average, coming in a .004 degree hair ahead of September, 2014. This individual month’s data, when added to the numbers recorded for the entire year, paint a fiery picture for climate change ‘s effect on the entirety of 2016. Related: It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, as some do not believe 2017 will continue the trend. Jeremy Shakun, climate scientist from Boston College, told Gizmodo he believes the recent El Niño phenomenon contributed to higher temperatures this year and that next year will not be so dire. “Nonetheless,” he said, “the important thing is the long-term warming trend.” If we can continue racing to meet the Paris climate agreement ’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, we might have a fighting chance to stop the trend from continuing. Goddard Institute for Space Studies Via Gizmodo Images via Pexels ( 1 , 2 )

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Rising Ocean Temperatures Burst Through NOAA’s Charts

January 26, 2015 by  
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Last year was not only the hottest year on record, but the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has just released a terrifying chart showing a sharp increase in the temperature of the world’s oceans. The graph outlines ocean temperatures since 1960, illustrating that the effects of global warming go beyond air temperature. In fact, the waters have warmed so quickly over the past 30 years, NOAA scientists have had to consistently retool their ocean heat charts to convey temperature increases. Read the rest of Rising Ocean Temperatures Burst Through NOAA’s Charts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , global warming , green design , National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration , NOAA , NOAA climate change , NOAA global temperatures , NOAA global warming , NOAA oceans temperatures , ocean temperatures , rising ocean temperatures , sustainable design

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Infographic Charts the Biggest, Greenest Office Buildings in the United States

August 20, 2013 by  
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Í Buildings account for more than 70% of Chicago’s emissions, and the city’s business sector is looking to reduce its footprint. The Sears Tower is a shining example – it launched plans for a $350 million green renovation that includes solar panels , a green roof garden, wind turbines and more. Check out the infographic by EQA Office Furniture after the jump for a look at the ways other skyscrapers in the US are implementing energy-saving strategies! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Infographic Charts the Biggest, Greenest Office Buildings in the United States Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , biggest office buildings , energy-efficient skyscrapers , green architecture , Green Building , greenest buildings , infographic , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , united states        

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The Hand Tree is a Bracelet That Purifies Polluted Air

June 20, 2013 by  
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As the human race continues to expand and urbanize, air pollution becomes more of a serious and pressing issue. In major cities such as Beijing or Tehran and you can literally see the problem grow before your eyes. Electrolux Design Lab Semifinalist Alexandr Kostin has developed a personal solution to atrocious atmospheres. The Hand Tree is a bracelet that incorporates a small filter that purifies the air. The designer believes if a whole population of people were outfitted with such a device, the technology could help to combat smog much like a forest of mobile trees. Read the rest of The Hand Tree is a Bracelet That Purifies Polluted Air Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , alexandr kostin , Beijing , electrolux design lab , filter , hand tree , tehran        

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Top 6 Inhabitat Eco Art Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

December 26, 2011 by  
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There used to be a time when finding inspiring eco art was harder than getting a llama to wear a scarf , so we were thrilled that 2011 saw such an abundance of it. From old books carved into intricate sculptures to LEGOs stacked into colorful zoo animals to the world’s largest pumpkin carved into a creeptastic scene , check out the top 6  green art stories that rocked the charts and vote on which you think deserves to take the crown for 2011! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , best of inhabitat , best stories of 2011 , eco design , eco stories 2011 , eco-art , green art , green design , inhabitat readers choice winners , sustainable art , sustainable design , top art stories 2011 , top eco stories of 2011 , top inhabitat stories 2011

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Sunday Vegetarian Recipe: Nettles Pesto

September 18, 2011 by  
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via h-bomb flickr/CC Don’t be afraid of Stinging Nettles. When handled right, nettles can be used like basil to create all sorts of easy-to make, tasty treats, including pesto. Let’s start with what nettles are. This “super food” is an herb found growing in the wild in many places around the globe, and its nutritional value is almost unmatched. One cup of nettles will provide 6.6 g of carbohydrates, 2.4 g of protein, between 7.7% to 17.5%of the daily recommended intake of iron, and its off the charts for vitamins K a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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