Friday, August 21, 2015

Hottest Month on Record Portends Global Warming Speed Up

Northern Hemisphere Land and Ocean Temperature Anomalies, January-July (Credit: NOAA) Click to Enlarge.
Last month was not just the hottest July on record. Since July is “the warmest month of the year globally,” NOAA’s latest monthly State of the Climate Report, notes that July 2015 “was also the highest among all 1627 months in the record that began in January 1880.”

There never was any slow-down in surface temperature warming, and indeed the NOAA report confirms that 2015 is all but certain to crush previous global temperature records.  That’s especially likely since the strong underlying global warming trend is being boosted by an emerging “Godzilla El Niño,” as a NASA oceanographer put it.
2014 was the hottest year on record.  2015 will easily top that.  And it is entirely possible 2016 could beat 2015, as discussed here.  The long-awaited speed up in global warming appears to starting now.

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