January 2016: Warmest On Record

“January 2016 was not only Earth’s warmest January on record, but also featured the largest warm departure from average for any month, according to two separate analyses released this week.”

Source: The Weather Channel

“Scientists confirmed Wednesday that last month was the warmest January since records began, continuing a nine-month streak of record-breaking monthly averages… The record-warm January followed in the footsteps of 2015, the warmest year on record.”

Source: USA Today

“January 2016 was the hottest January globally since records began in 1880. And it didn’t just edge out the previous record holder for January, it destroyed it. The temperatures used here are land and ocean measurements analyzed by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, using NOAA temperature measuring stations across the world…

Record hot and cold days were about even — until the 1960s, then hot days started outpacing cold ones, and from 2000 to 2014 record heat outnumbered record cold by a factor of 12 to 1.”

Source: Newsweek

Every month since June 2015 has broken its monthly record for globally averaged heat. Four other months in 2015 were second-warmest on record.

If you still think you have reasons to deny that anthropogenic global warming is occurring, please see my page 15 Poor Excuses To Deny Anthropogenic Global Warming for a debunking (with a plethora of citations) of each “reason”. It’s not volcanoes, it’s not biased science, it’s not fudging the numbers, it’s not a hoax.

I, and millions like me, will be voting with this in mind, because we’ve passed the point where individual lifestyle changes can put a stop to the growing amount of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. From here on, fixing this will require massive changes at the corporate and government levels.

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