And to end you day on a uber-depressing note, sure to give you at least some nightmares
Scientists studying Caribbean reefs say that 2010 may be the worst year ever for coral death there. Abnormally warm water since June appears to have dealt a blow to shallow and deep-sea corals that is likely to top the devastation of 2005, when 80% of corals were bleached and as many as 40% died in areas on the eastern side of the Caribbean.
And if that didn’t do it
“What is clear, though, is that the warmest 12-month period in the GISS analysis was reached in mid-2010.”
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via NASA GISS: Research News: How Warm Was Summer 2010?. (Great read with fantastic maps)