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Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.
And it's almost a dead certain lock that this year will beat last year as the warmest year on record, they said.
July's average temperature was 16.6 Celsius (61.86 degrees Fahrenheit), beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by 0.08 C, according to figures released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's a large margin for weather records, with previous monthly heat records broken by a 20th of a degree or less.
"It just reaffirms what we already know: that the Earth is warming," said NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch. "The warming is accelerating and we're really seeing it this year."
Heavy rainfall has affected north-western and central-eastern China since 25 June, causing deadly floods and landslides in several provinces. Henan Province 6 dead 800 people evacuated Over 100 homes destroyed
1. Global warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to greenhouse gases that collect in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun's heat and causing the planet to warm up
2. Greenhouse gases keep heat close to the earth’s surface making it livable for humans and animals. However, global warming is happening largely due to an over-emittance of these gases and fossil fuels (natural oil, gasoline, coal).
3. With the start of industry in the 1700's, humans began emitting more fossil fuels from coal, oil, and gas to run our cars, trucks, and factories. By driving a “smarter” car, you will not only save on gas, but help prevent global warming.
4. There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.
5. Though Americans make up just 4 percent of the world's population, the US produce 25 percent of the carbon dioxide pollution from fossil-fuel burning -- by far the largest share of any country.
The United States Department of Defense is one of the largest single consumers of energy in the world, responsible for 93% of all US government fuel consumption in 2007 (Air Force: 52%; Navy: 33%; Army: 7%. Other DoD: 1%).
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: kloejen
Seriously. When year after year the planet breaks world wide heat records for EVERY month, the planet is warming. It is undeniable.
You might not have felt it on your own body, the 0.08 degreees, but if you watch the news around the world once in a while, i'm sure you have seen flash floods in China & India, this year.. too.
originally posted by: Logman
a reply to: romilo
Translation: it's cold in my back yard so global warming doesn't exist. Weather doesn't exist anywhere other than my back yard.
Finland is receiving the brunt of global warming, as temperatures across the Nordic country climb faster than anywhere else in the world.
A study conducted by the University of Eastern Finland and the Finnish Meteorological Institute found over the past 40 years, the average temperature has risen more than 0.2 degrees per decade, according to the University of Eastern Finland.
Over the past 166 years, the mean temperature has risen over 35 degrees Fahrenheit, Finnish news outlet YLE reported. This past decade, average temperatures have risen about 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a rate that is double that of the entire planet, YLE also noted.