The same way we measure the height of buildings, the weight of objects, and the distance between two points, we've measured that global temperatures have been rising. And it's also clearer by the day it is affecting our every day lives. I went to my vacation home in the Florida Keys several months back and the tide was so high that the entire bottom floor took on water. And it had not rained! This year is on pace to be the hottest on record, and this decade will be the hottest decade on record. Something must be planned in order to ensure property damage and loss, as well as ecology damage and loss, is limited.