A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change finds that if Bitcoin is implemented at similar rates at which other technologies have been incorporated, it alone could produce enough emissions to raise global temperatures by 2°C as soon as 2033.
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2017 was the second hottest year on record after 2016, according to data collected by NASA, and the hottest year without the short-term warming influence of an El Niño event. For comparison, the neutral El…
NASA and the NOAA have jointly confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year in recorded history, ever since mankind began recordkeeping in 1880. The record was previously held by 2015, and prior to that, by 2014. At the end of October, Arctic ice was at its second-lowest point since we started keeping track.