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originally posted by: Mianeye
So again warming records are broken globally, El Niño is doing it's part but is not the driving factor of these records.
We can't deny that the climate is changing, man made or not, and it's wrecking havoc around the world.
NASA: April 2016 Was the Seventh Consecutive Warmest Month on Record For Earth
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.
I think the point is looking out your door to gauge global temps is like using your pinky finger to gauge the water in the oceans
originally posted by: lostbook
What could be causing Global warming......? Hmm.m.m.m.m.m.m.......? Maybe the Earth is sick.......? When humans get sick the body warms as it fights the virus. We need some global cold medicine..!
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Mianeye
What some in this thread appear to be missing, is that although your local weather might not seem warmer to you, may even be colder than you expect, THE GLOBAL average temperature is climbing, something you simply cannot monitor from your doorstep. Stop talking about your locality, and start talking about the issue at hand, the aggregate temperature data taken from the whole globe.