Was 2012 a Warm up for 2016?
April 13, 2016
There are a lot of reasons that pollsters believe opinions in the US have swung decidedly in favor of urgent action on climate change.
By my reading, 2012 was the year things got real, and I made a couple videos talking about it. The one above is least well known. Look for footage from Cloverfield.
2012 brought a cascade of extreme events which persuaded large numbers of Americans that climate was changing, and humans have something to do with it – and about it.
2016 has global temps shooting to unprecedented levels, record low arctic ice, and record early start for Greenland melt season, so far. La Nina on deck.
If 2012 is any kind of model for a year of extremes, climate could become a defining issue in this election.
Below, one of my most popular vids, “Welcome to the Rest of our Lives”.
Full Cloverfield movie trailer here for ambience.