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NASA: July 2016 Was Earth's Warmest Month On Record ( 271

mdsolar quotes a report from The Weather Channel: Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), operated by the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), calculated the global average July temperature was nearly one-fifth of a degree Celsius higher than previous July temperature records set in 2015 and in 2009. July was also 0.55 degrees Celsius higher than the July average for 1981-2010. Compared to the July average, the south-central part of the United States including Texas and into northern Mexico were the most anomalously warm for North America. Globally, portions of western Russia and the Southern Ocean were warmest compared to average. In Russia, fires and an anthrax outbreak have been blamed on warmer than average temperatures. Each of the last 12 months has been the warmest on record for their respective months. This is due to a combination of global climate variability and human activity according to C3S. July is typically the warmest month of the year globally because the Northern Hemisphere has more land masses than the Southern Hemisphere. (NASA GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) confirms today.)
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  • Gets popcorn (Score:2, Interesting)

    by wbr1 ( 2538558 )
    See subject.

    In all reality, whether you agree with AGW or not, even if it is just GW, as the only sentient, tool wielding species on the planet don't you think we should fucking prepare for the worst?

  • Don't need to be a climate change scientist to figure that one out. - a climate change scientist
  • Fires: I can understand their effect on thermometers as they are statistically around climate stations of populated areas. But an anthrax outbreak in Russia affecting global temperature averages... That is logic beyond my understanding. Someone care to elaborate?
    • Re:Anthrax? (Score:5, Informative)

      by Robear ( 68955 ) on Monday August 15, 2016 @09:23PM (#52708555)

      It's the other way around. Warming has thawed sites where frozen bodies of animals killed by 20th century anthrax outbreaks, and those carcasses have now caused numerous cases of anthrax in animals and people in Siberia. You just got the relationship backwards. :-)

      • by Alsee ( 515537 )

        No no, it's like when you go outside and get wet. That causes it to start raining.

  • El Nino (Score:2, Insightful)

    Hey dummies, nobody mentioned El Nino.

    Projections for next year range from +.5 to -2.5 year on year, as La Nina kicks in.

    We shall see, and it won't make any difference. The world will get hotter or colder. Politicians will tell lies and steal money.

  • Apparently I live in a place that get colder with global warming. Last July was cold. This was apparently the coldest in over a hundred years. So apparently we get a raw deal here and won't see any warmer summers because off climate change. However, the winters are warmer. Basically we seam to get a new kind off weather were the temperature during summer and winter equalise... That sucks
    • Consider: you may actually be lucky to be in a 'cooler' spot (which will probably also eventually warm up, just not as quickly.)

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