Last month was 1.11 C above the 1951-1980 average, which makes it the warmest April on record, based on new information from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It was also the 7th consecutive month to have broken global temperature records.
Scientists are now nearly sure that 2016 will become the hottest year on record. On the other hand, CO2 levels in the southern hemisphere exceeded the symbolic 400 parts per million for the first time, as verified by measuring stations in Tasmania and Cape Grim, which climate scientists point out “highlights the problem of rising emissions.”
With Apr update, 2016 still > 99% likely to be a new record (assuming historical ytd/ann patterns valid). pic.twitter.com/GTN9sPL2D7
— Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin) May 14, 2016
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