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April 2016 was the hottest April on record globally – and the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records. The latest figures smashed the previous record for April by the largest margin ever recorded. It makes three months in a row that the monthly record has been broken by the largest margin ever, and seven months in a row that are at least 1C above the 1951-80 mean for that month.
When the string of record-smashing months started in February, scientists began talking about a “climate emergency”.
Figures released by Nasa over the weekend show the global temperature of land and sea was 1.11C warmer in April than the average temperature for April during the period 1951-1980. World's carbon dioxide concentration teetering on the point of no return Read more It all but assures that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, and probably by the largest margin ever.
The current blast of hot air around the globe is being spurred by a massive El Niño, which is a release of warm water across the Pacific Ocean. But it’s not the biggest El Niño on record and that spike in temperatures is occurring over a background of rapid global warming, pushing temperatures to all-time highs.
originally posted by: chiefsmom
a reply to: Gothmog
Here too! We had SNOW yesterday! SNOW!!!!!!
While it is not unheard of in the U.P. for May, It's pretty rare for the middle of the Mitten.
And I am sick of it!
"The average temperature in Ukkel was 8,5°C (norm.: 9,8°C) last month, average maximum temperature 12,6°C (norm.: 14,2°C) and average minimum temperature was 4,0°C (norm.: 5,3°C)."
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: Gothmog
no doubt. NC is having a cool week as well. Global warming mus have gotten lost on it's way.
But I still hold out hope that my property will be beachfront soon. (100 miles from the coast now) If predictions are right, should be any week now.
I keep seeing these reports, but like the previous poster, I'm just not seeing a correlation to the air temperature outside. Either Alabama isn't considered part of planet earth, the supposed warming is occurring only in designated areas that don't include me, or some politicized scientist wannabe is lying through his/her teeth.
We in New Brunswick had a mild winter as far as snow goes .Well some parts got lots but Fredericton did not .Not that uncommon for here .It all has such a back and forth pattern that is kind of un-predictable .Heck they do good if they get their weather forecasts close in the 5 day window .
We in Georgia have had more of that white crap in the past 5 years than the 50 before that added together.