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July was hottest month in recorded history

August 16, 2016 | Comment icon 21 comments



How hot are things going to get ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 USFWS / Steve Hillebrand
New data revealed by NASA has shown that global temperatures have been reaching record levels this year.
The new figures, which should put to bed once and for all the idea that man-made climate change is not a thing, have shown that July 2016 was actually the warmest month since records began.

"The scary thing is that we are moving into an era where it will be a surprise when each new month or year isnít one of the hottest on record," said climate scientist Chris Field.

NASA's records, which stretch back to 1880, show that July 2016 has now joined the likes of July 2011, July 2015, July 2009 and August 2014 as one of the five hottest months on record.

"The planet is getting warmer," said NASA chief climate scientist Gavin Schmidt.

"Itís important for what it tells us about the future."

Source: News.com.au | Comments (21)



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Comment icon #12 Posted by Jungleboogie 5 years ago
I see a huge logical gap in this story. July hottest month in modern history... becomes man-made global warming undeniable. Big gap there.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Doug1029 5 years ago
There is a gap there.† It's El Nino.† We are still under the influence of a major El Nino event.† Until we come out of it, we will not be able to make a good estimate of how much global warming occurred during†El Nino.† This is one of those naturally-occurring weather fluctuations that deniers like to blame all warming on.† The difference in this case is, it's real. What this is really doing is widening the confidence limits of what is considered "normal."† So it is having an effect on climate. Doug
Comment icon #14 Posted by Doug1029 5 years ago
Just a thought here:† if one is not willing to risk a disagreement with practically the whole world, then one is not likely to learn much worth knowing.† It's a necessary risk, so the argument carries little weight.† And I have learned a few things in this argument.† Thanks, Saruman. Doug
Comment icon #15 Posted by Nnicolette 5 years ago
So is this figured through overall highs or residual averages throughout the day or what. Because last month was hot but it was 10į less hot than it was here a few years ago and that heat persisted for a much shorter timespan as well.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Doug1029 5 years ago
Double post
Comment icon #17 Posted by Doug1029 5 years ago
Comment icon #18 Posted by zeek wulfe 5 years ago
Interesting comments all, but someone has reduced the whole thing to it's fundamentals. †I ran across something called Somerton's Law which says that ..."if the solution to global warming and climate change was lower taxes, fewer regulations and less intrusive government, the issue would vanish." †I was a believer in global warming until I read this little nugget of wisdom and it opened my eyes.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Farmer77 5 years ago
This is where things get sticky, and frustrating for me. Its clear that 'global warming' is being used and has the utmost potential to be manipulated by those in power , particularly those with a globalist/leftist slant. BUT and its a big BUT its also clear we have been destroying the environment for over a century. I think it takes a complete lack of intellectual honesty to claim the damage we have done couldnt or wont have long term negative consequences. Whats the answer to bridging the gap between necessary reform and national interest IDK.† Anecdotally we saw (unofficially) 130 degrees a ... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by Doug1029 5 years ago
At least at the moment, so-called "carbon taxes" are counter-productive.† They give people the impression that something is being done when that is not the case.† Carbon taxes just make things with carbon in them cost more; they do nothing about reducing pollution.† If a polluter is willing to pay the tax, he just pays it and the world gets dirtier. BUT:† by charging a carbon fee at the well-head, mine mouth or port of entry, we can make anything containing carbon cost more.† But that's not good enough - people have to have a way to influence what the market produces; they can do that only if ... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Zalmoxis 5 years ago
Yeah, this summer has been hot hot hot.


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