NASA Already Finds 2016 Will Be The Warmest Year On Record

Posted: Oct 19 2016, 5:35am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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NASA Already Finds 2016 Will be the Warmest Year on Record
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  • NASA says 2016 to be the Warmest Annual Period in History

NASA has predicted 2016 to be the warmest annual period in history.

NASA feels certain that 2016 will go down as the hottest year in history. Nothing short of a miracle will save the earth from rising temperatures in the future.

Something like a stray planet knocking the earth from its orbit into the Kuiper Belt will be the only way that colder temperatures can visit the planet earth in the future. Such is life in a planet in the grip of global warming. It is not a pretty picture to look at.

This hardly comes as much of a surprise to people who have kept a tally of the record-breakingly high temperature months of 2016. In May, the director of GISS, said that there was a 99% chance of the year 2016 setting a new record for hottest year.

El Nino was the main cause of this. However, now that El Nino is on its way out, La Nina is coming to town. Thus the record-breaking streak is not likely to go away anytime soon. This of course spells danger for the life forms on earth and that includes us humans.

The year 2016 showed a record heat of 0.84 degrees Celsius that broke the previous measurements from 1951 to 1980. Last month alone was the hottest September since the past 136 years of record keeping.

It was 0.91 degrees Celsius above the baseline period average. A total of about 12 such record-breaking figures have been tallied until now. This is a catastrophe in the making.

Climate change science is reaching its breaking point and the climate change scientists can do nothing about it save for making rationalizations. However, there is a saving grace in all this. 2017 will probably not be as hot as the current year was.

Nevertheless, the long term temperature swings are a chaotic phenomenon that ought to have some attention paid to it. The room for flexibility human beings have on earth is getting narrower and narrower.

This automatically raises alarm bells in the mind. Limiting global warming is not going to be easy. That much is for sure. It will entail huge changes in the overall modern lifestyle that people are so used to today.

The carbon footprint left by humanity will have to be reduced by a considerable degree if we are to survive this biggest of tests in our so-called advanced times.

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