From spring’s start to sea heat, data tells tale of climate action

(Eco Business, 20 Mar 2017) A big range of indicators could help the world understand whether enough is being done to meet goals to curb climate change, scientists say.

Advances in using indicators to track everything from sea surface temperatures to maternal mortality are helping better determine whether progress is being made to curb climate change, in line with new international agreements, scientists say.

Scientists looking at years of data ranging from the number of extreme weather events to the annual start of spring weather say the statistics can help experts understand how the climate is changing – and suggest whether enough is being done to curb changes.

“This is credible and solid science. We’re not living in the Trump post-truth era,” said Hugh Montgomery, a University College London professor of intensive care medicine, speaking as part of a panel discussion at Imperial College London this week.

Eco Business, 20 Mar 2017: From spring’s start to sea heat, data tells tale of climate action