2016 To Be The Hottest Year On Record

Posted: Nov 14 2016, 10:13am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 

2016 to be the Hottest Year on Record
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  • The Extremely Hot Year of 2016 breaks Many a Temperature Record
 

It seems that the extremely hot year of 2016 has broken many a temperature record. Furthermore, man-made pollution has only added fuel to the fire.

After a hot and humid 2015, 2016 was not any better. In fact, it set a new record for a blistering summer that wreaked havoc on the planet’s species including the biggest culprit behind this trend. The latter would be none other than mankind.

The UN report on the matter spoke about greater flooding and rising sea levels along coastal cities around the world. It also noted down the shock of Donald Trump being elected to office.

Trump has labeled climate change a big fat fraud and wants the United States to hastily retreat from the Paris Agreement on climate change. This could prove to be a dangerous move since it would jeopardize the existence of any rules and regulations fought for by environmentalists around the world.

Our current year which will soon be all over is the hottest so far and this is a clear warning sign from Mother Nature that all is not well. Temperatures are 1.2 degrees Celsius higher than they were in the preindustrial days of yore. 

This unfortunate century has seen 17 of the hottest years. That in itself ought to tell us humans something about our destructive ways. In Morocco, representatives from over 200 countries are holding talks regarding how to curb climate change.

Yet it is like an evil demon that has been let loose from its bottle. Putting it back inside is a tough job. The extra heat around the world is spreading devastation on a scale unheard of before. Greenland ice is undergoing meltdown. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is also slowly but surely disintegrating. 

To top it all, El Nino has added insult to injury as far as the reverberating shocks to Nature are concerned. How much longer will the earth be able to take all this load of contaminants and the suffocating, sweltering, sizzling heat levels.

While El Nino has come and gone, the Paris Agreement was the last bastion of those hopeful for a better earth that we could leave behind for our children.

Yet with Trump’s machismo attitude, even this last chance is being rejected in a rude and offensive manner. What President Obama worked so hard to accomplish is being unraveled today by Trump.

Trump forgets that when the earth is neglected, it will not be able to support life forms on it. That obviously includes us humans. Are we so self-destructive as a species that we are willing to dig our own graves?

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