Countdown to July 24 Release of ‘Global Weirdness’

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The countdown is on. We're talking hours here. So pardon us if we're a little like a kid counting down the days to Christmas morning as Climate Central’s first book project officially hits the stores on July 24, and we're admittedly a little excited about the project.



It’s titled Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather of the Future, published by Pantheon. The book is an effort to tell the story of climate science and climate change in a straightforward, low-key way, without apocalyptic proclamations. Just the facts, as the best scientists are able to lay them out. And speaking of facts, here's our countdown of facts as we hurry up and wait for July 24 to get here:

Our countdown of Top 20 global warming facts, via Twitter:
(Feel free to join us and post your own under the hashtag #globalweirdness)

No. 20: the climate can change due to natural AND human causes  ‪#globalweirdness‬

No. 19: Ecosystems are seeing big changes as the ‪#climate‬ warms  ‪#globalweirdness‬

No. 18: Weather isn’t climate — except it kind of is  ‪#globalweirdness‬

No. 17: CO2 is just one of many greenhouse gases humans emit  ‪#globalweirdness‬

No. 16: ‪#Heatwaves‬, ‪#droughts‬ & downpours are coming more often  ‪#globalweirdness‬

No. 15: No natural force can explain the current warming  ‪#globalweirdness‬

No. 14: Arctic sea ice has been on a melting trend for 30 years #globalweirdness

No. 13: No single energy source can replace fossil fuels #globalweirdness

No. 12: Sea level is 8 inches higher than it was in 1900 #globalweirdness

No. 11: #Climate change is likely to mess with world’s food supply #globalweirdness

No. 10: Atlantic hurricanes could get fewer but stronger #globalweirdness

No. 9: Rising ocean temperatures are killing corals #climate #globalweirdness

No. 8: The air hasn’t had this much CO2 in 650,000 years  #globalweirdness

No. 7: Extra CO2 is making the ocean more acidic #globalweirdness

No. 6: Replacing gas with ethanol is no answer to CO2 emissions #globalweirdness

No. 5: Sea level could rise between 2 and 6 ft by 2100  #globalweirdness

No. 4: Greenland is losing ice at faster all the time  #globalweirdness

No. 3: CO2 isn’t the only greenhouse gas humans emit  #globalweirdness

No. 2: Futuristic technology could save us, but it’s risky  #globalweirdness

@USAToday jumps on the #GlobalWeirdness bandwagon Climb aboard. Happy to have you #climate

Global Weirdness excerpt in the Daily Beast: “Does Global Warming Cause Severe Weather?” #globalweirdness

We think @StephenAtHome & @TheDailyShow won't be able to pass on #GlobalWeirdness. It's match made in weirdness

New book? Check. On Al Roker? Check. Praise from NYT? Check. We want Colbert! @StephenAtHome & Stewart! @TheDailyShow

New book, Global Weirdness, nets high praise from NYT @bittman Much obliged, Mark #globalweirdness #climate

Climate Central's @MLemonick gives @alroker a wake-up call to #GlobalWeirdness B #climate

This has not been an average year, and we don't have an average book!  Our story ‪#GlobalWeirdness‬ of ‪#climate‬ science

Reviews rolling in for “Global Weirdness”  Book of month? We certainly hope so. In stores July 24 ‪#globalweirdness‬

Two-week countdown begins for #GlobalWeirdness to hit bookstores! OK, so we're a little excited