2015 will have been the hottest year.. or nah?

Tiago Rachelson:

2015 was regarded by almost all scientists as the hottest year on record yet. However, new data suggests that it just might be 2016 that could get even hotter. “Temperatures reached the point in 2015 where it was 1 degree Celsius that of the late 19th century at the same time as carbon dioxide levels likely permanently rose above 400 parts per million.”

We’ve already seen talks about making sure that the global limit does not go over 2 degrees Celsius. This won’t stop climate change however, even if action was effective starting tomorrow.

Next year, due to the special El Nino surge, which is expected to peak in a few months.“So, while 2015 may be the warmest year on record so far, 2016 may well be even warmer,” Barnston, a forecaster for Columbia University’s Internation Research Institute for Climate Change said in an email.

“This forecast suggests that by the end of 2016 we will have seen three record, or near-record years in a row for global temperatures,” said head of the Met Office Adam Scaife.

“The last globally record cold year was 1911, while 15 of the 16 hottest years on record have occurred since 2001, according to NASA.”

We need to get out and vote for the candidate who is going to make the most progressive bid for a  change on climate change.




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