Yes, it’s getting hotter; and yes, it’s because of us. That’s the takeaway from the United Nations Panel on Climate Change.
The report, prepared by some of world’s top climate scientists, said the past 30 years have been the warmest in recorded history, and that trend is likely to accelerate over the next century. But the report also found that as the polar ice caps continue to melt, we can expect sea levels to rise anywhere from one to three feet by the end of the century. That would be very bad news for Boston.
WGBH News Science Editor Heather Goldstone explained why on Greater Boston: