Temperature Record Broken. Again and Again

The planet is getting hotter – well that’s something that everybody knows. But this article at Bloomberg sends a chill of realisation that it is only a start. Packed with historical data, it goes on to say that records being broken is worrisome but what’s even more worrying is that it has been happening consistently.

Some key excerpts from the article:

Not only did we just experience the hottest April in 137 years of record keeping, but it was the 12th consecutive month to set a new record.

May 2015 was the hottest May in records dating back to 1880. And the records have been breaking since then – till this last month – April’16.

Just to add – yesterday, 19 May’16 the temperature was 49 degrees Celsius in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. (47 in Delhi).

If NASA’s Schmidt is right(who directs NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies), 2016 will be the the third consecutive year to set a new global heat record—the first time that’s ever happened. So far, 15 of the hottest 16 years ever measured have come in the 21st century.

Perhaps most worrisome, if recent trends are any indication, is that it won’t be long before this record-hot year looks cool, compared with what’s to come.

For more details, please read the original article – here

May we suggest that you have a look at the animation to get a feel of how rapidly & consistently it has been getting worse.
 

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