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Major Climate Stories Of 2019: From Record-Breaking Temperatures To Mass Protests | NBC News NOW

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LEADERS WE LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE WE LOOK BACK AT THE CLIMATE EVENTS OF THE YEAR

EVENTS OF THE YEAR >> Reporter: IT HAS BEEN A YEAR >> Reporter: IT HAS BEEN A YEAR FOR THE CLIMATE, A YEAR OF FOR THE CLIMATE, A YEAR OF RECORD HIGHS AND RECORD LOWS RECORD HIGHS AND RECORD LOWS FROM FRANCE’S HEAT WAVES TO THE FROM FRANCE’S HEAT WAVES TO THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

HERE ARE THE TOP MOMENTS HERE ARE THE TOP MOMENTS A POLAR VORTEX BROUGHT SOME OF A POLAR VORTEX BROUGHT SOME OF THE LOWEST TEMPERATURES THE THE LOWEST TEMPERATURES THE UNITED STATES HAS SEEN UNITED STATES HAS SEEN THOSE TEMPERATURES LEFT A NUMBER THOSE TEMPERATURES LEFT A NUMBER OF PEOPLE DEAD

OF PEOPLE DEAD IN MARCH, A CYCLONE TORE THROUGH IN MARCH, A CYCLONE TORE THROUGH SOUTHEAST EARN SOUTHEAST EARN SOUTHEASTERN AFRICA SOUTHEASTERN AFRICA IT DISPLACED 600,000 IT DISPLACED 600,000

IT ONE OF THE DEADLIEST STORMS IT ONE OF THE DEADLIEST STORMS TO HIT THERE TO HIT THERE IN APRIL, THE WORLD BECAME MORE IN APRIL, THE WORLD BECAME MORE FAMILIAR WITH EXTINCTION FAMILIAR WITH EXTINCTION REBELLION, A SOCIAL AND REBELLION, A SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MOVEMENT THAT PROTESTS POLITICAL MOVEMENT THAT PROTESTS THE STATE OF THE CLIMATE AND THE STATE OF THE CLIMATE AND ALSO THE LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY ALSO THE LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY IN LONDON, THEY PROTESTED FOR 11 IN LONDON, THEY PROTESTED FOR 11 DAYS STRAIGHT, BLOCKING DAYS STRAIGHT, BLOCKING THOUSANDS OF ROADS, ORGANIZING THOUSANDS OF ROADS, ORGANIZING DEMONSTRATIONS AND EVEN GLUES DEMONSTRATIONS AND EVEN GLUES THEMSELVES TO LONDON’S STOCK THEMSELVES TO LONDON’S STOCK EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE THE UNITED STATES SAW RECORD THE UNITED STATES SAW RECORD FLOODING IN THE MIDWEST FLOODING IN THE MIDWEST IN JUNE, FRANCE HIT A HIGH IN JUNE, FRANCE HIT A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 459 CELSIUS, TEMPERATURE OF 45

9 CELSIUS, THAT’S TWO DEGREES ABOVE ITS THAT’S TWO DEGREES ABOVE ITS PREVIOUS HIGH PREVIOUS HIGH FRANCE WASN’T ALONE FRANCE WASN’T ALONE OTHER COUNTRIES HIT RECORD HIGHS OTHER COUNTRIES HIT RECORD HIGHS IN JUNE

IN JUNE BELGIUM, UK, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, UK, NETHERLANDS, HELSINKI AND INDIA HELSINKI AND INDIA 90 PEOPLE DIED FROM A HEAT WAVE 90 PEOPLE DIED FROM A HEAT WAVE THAT REACHED NEAR RECORD HIGHS THAT REACHED NEAR RECORD HIGHS

TEMPERATURES REACHED ABOVE 120 TEMPERATURES REACHED ABOVE 120 DEGREES DEGREES WHILE THE SUMMER HEAT WAVE WHILE THE SUMMER HEAT WAVE IMPACTED SO MANY COUNTRIES, IT IMPACTED SO MANY COUNTRIES, IT IMPACTED EDED GREENLAND, FURTHER IMPACTED EDED GREENLAND, FURTHER MASSIVE ICE MELT MASSIVE ICE MELT 11 BILLION TONS OF SURFACE ICE 11 BILLION TONS OF SURFACE ICE MELTED FROM GREENLAND’S SHEET IN MELTED FROM GREENLAND’S SHEET IN 24 HOURS ALONE

24 HOURS ALONE SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE THAT THE SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE THAT THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET LOST A NET GREENLAND ICE SHEET LOST A NET TOTAL OF 329 BILLION TONS IN ONE TOTAL OF 329 BILLION TONS IN ONE YEAR YEAR ON A DIFFERENT CONTINENT BUT ON A DIFFERENT CONTINENT BUT STILL IN AUGUST, A TYPHOON STILL IN AUGUST, A TYPHOON RAVAGED CHINA RAVAGED CHINA

LEAVING MORE THAN 40 PEOPLE LEAVING MORE THAN 40 PEOPLE DEAD, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DEAD, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES AND FORCING MILLIONS TO DAMAGES AND FORCING MILLIONS TO EVACUATE EVACUATE IN SEPTEMBER, HURRICANE DORIAN IN SEPTEMBER, HURRICANE DORIAN TORE THROUGH THE BAHAMAS TORE THROUGH THE BAHAMAS IT’S THE MOST INTENSE TROPICAL IT’S THE MOST INTENSE TROPICAL CYCLONE TO HIT THE COUNTRY

CYCLONE TO HIT THE COUNTRY IN OCTOBER, THE FIRE IN SONOMA IN OCTOBER, THE FIRE IN SONOMA COUNTY BECAME THE LARGEST OF THE COUNTY BECAME THE LARGEST OF THE YEAR YEAR IT BURNED ROUGHLY 80,000 ACRES, IT BURNED ROUGHLY 80,000 ACRES, WHICH IS TWICE THE SIZE OF SFRIZ WHICH IS TWICE THE SIZE OF SFRIZ FRANCISCO FRANCISCO

IN NOVEMBER, MORE FIRES, THIS IN NOVEMBER, MORE FIRES, THIS TIME IN AUSTRALIA WHERE BUSH TIME IN AUSTRALIA WHERE BUSH FIRES HAVE SCORCHED MILLIONS OF FIRES HAVE SCORCHED MILLIONS OF ACRES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ACRES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT HAS LEFT SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT HAS LEFT SEVERAL PEOPLE DEAD, INCLUDING VOLUNTEER DEAD, INCLUDING VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS FIREFIGHTERS THE FIRES WHICH CONTINUE TO THE FIRES WHICH CONTINUE TO TODAY ARE FURTHER FUELLED BY TODAY ARE FURTHER FUELLED BY HEAT AND IN DECEMBER, ALLTHEY SA HEAT AND IN DECEMBER, ALLTHEY SA THEIR HOTTEST DAY ON RECORD

THEIR HOTTEST DAY ON RECORD "TIME" NAMED THEIR PERSON OF THE "TIME" NAMED THEIR PERSON OF THE YEAR, GRETA THUNBERG YEAR, GRETA THUNBERG NONE OF THIS WAS WITHOUT NONE OF THIS WAS WITHOUT PROTESTS PROTESTS

A MILLION STUDENTS WALKED OUT OF A MILLION STUDENTS WALKED OUT OF CLASSROOMS IN 120 COUNTRIES TO CLASSROOMS IN 120 COUNTRIES TO DEMAND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE DEMAND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE THE WORLD EXPERIENCED AND THE WORLD EXPERIENCED AND PROTESTED CLIMATE CHANGE IN PROTESTED CLIMATE CHANGE IN 2019 2019 IT’S UNSURPRISING THAT CLIMATE IT’S UNSURPRISING THAT CLIMATE STRIKE WAS THE WORD OF THE YEAR

STRIKE WAS THE WORD OF THE YEAR IF THINGS DON’T CHANGE SOON, WE IF THINGS DON’T CHANGE SOON, WE COULD SEE MORE AND MORE YEARS COULD SEE MORE AND MORE YEARS THAT LOOK LIKE 2019

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