2016 was Earth's warmest year on record, worldwide report shows

Friday, 11 Aug, 2017

It could be warming, and it's going to start to cool at some point.

South America witnessed devastating drought, the Pacific Ocean saw its earliest hurricane on record, and 93 big storms hit the tropics, with the USA logging its most storms since 2008. "Scientists were free to express what they thought". University of Georgia meteorology professor Marshall Shepherd calls this a "zombie myth" long disproven but somehow still sticking around.

The report includes science from almost 60 countries and will appear in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society and on NOAA social media feeds.

Scientists are anxious about this year's climate report.

Walsh said, whatever fears scientists might have, he's seen no political interference in the report to date.

Climate indicators include various types of greenhouse gases concentration, temperatures throughout the atmosphere, ocean and land, sea level, ocean salinity and snow cover to name a few.

Right now, he said, the decision is "whether the change becomes a lot bigger".

It "compiles the facts the data the observations from around the climate system and puts it in an annual manuscript", he said.

Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, said: "We're now entering the peak of the season, when the bulk of the storms usually form".

Another record high was also achieved in global greenhouse gas concentrations.

Despite the correction, the Times piece still contains language worrying that "the Trump administration could change or suppress the report".

One of the surest signals that local governments are taking climate change seriously is that they're looking for new ways to pay for it.

The latest federal report on the Earth's warming climate doesn't mince words about the disturbing trends, man's contributions or the dangers that millions across the globe already face, especially in low-lying coastal areas in Florida and elsewhere. When the long-term warming trend from human-caused climate change is considered, the likelihood of 2014-2016 being the hottest consecutive years on record since 1880 rises to between 1 and 3 percent, according to the new study. She responded, "I said, NO - why bother?"

The New York Times was on the climate beat this week. That agreement aims to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. That's especially true for humid regions in the Eastern United States. "The science says what is says, with something welcomed and unwelcomed by all political sides here. Isn't to acknowledge it honestly'".

Meanwhile, the weather phenomenon known as El Nino, which warms waters around the equator in parts of the Pacific, was strong in the first half of 2016, leading to increasingly wet conditions in some places.

In reality, the "suppressed" report went through a public comment period for almost three months during which anyone on earth could read it.

It doesn't really take a scientist to figure this one out, but you should probably listen to what they have to say anyway.

Even with moderate carbon pollution cuts, the federal scientists project USA will warm another 2.5 degrees in the coming decades.