July 2015 was Earth's hottest month "among all 1627 months in the record that began in January 1880.” 2014 was the hottest year on record. 2015 will easily top that. And 2016 could well beat 2015. The long-awaited speed up in global warming appears to starting now.
Embarrassingly, everyone from the EPA itself to the NY Times and Washington Post and Wall Street Journal continue to use wrong and outdated lowball numbers for methane's impact on global warming. In fact, as we’ll see, they are doubly outdated.
A group of conservationists called on the White House to postpone oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico until Congress takes action to save what conservation groups call America’s best parks program.