New study says that humans are responsible for record-breaking temperatures

12 August, 2017, 00:15 | Author: Ora Austin
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The annual State of the Climate report, published Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, confirmed that 2016 not only set a new mark for heat but broke records for sea-level rise and heat-trapping pollutants, along with the amount of ocean ice and snow cover that were lost.

The 27th annual State of the Climate report, prepared by more than 450 scientists from almost 60 countries under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's watch, said 2016 marked the third straight year of record warmth. But now there's no way to dodge the central issue because the report explicitly states that burning of fossil fuels is the primary driver of climate change.

He noted that the Times darkly fretted that the draft report "has not yet been made public" but "a copy of it was obtained by The New York Times".

The results of a year ago were caused by the joint effect of long-term global warming phenomenon El niño, which represents the temperature variations of the surface water layer in the Equatorial Pacific ocean.

President Trump has called climate change a "hoax" and his administration plans to soon host a public debate over the science supporting human-caused climate change.

Via Climate Central: "Globally averaged sea surface temperatures were the highest on record in 2016".

A final draft of the assessment was posted online by the New York Times, which reported that scientists are anxious the Trump Administration might try to change or suppress it.

Since 2014, Alaska has seen three of its warmest years ever and record-low sea ice. Arndt, who has been working on the NOAA annual report for eight years, said it includes the "same general material", and underwent the "same general process".

In a statement, Smith argued the "alarmist media is at it again" and tried to one-up the thousands of studies referred to in the report, suggesting he knows better than the tens of thousands of scientists who wrote them. NOAA releases monthly data, too.

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"I don't think the public is in the dark" about the scientific consensus on climate change, said Luke Popovich, vice president of the National Mining Association, which represents coal companies.

Less than a week from this announcement, his government's chief science agency released a report expressing the global warming was real and getting worse every day. His stance sets the U.S.at odds with almost every other nation on Earth, all but two of which are part of the 2015 Paris agreement to try to cap global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse gases were the highest on record. The sea level rose to 82 mm, also setting a record since 1993, when we started monitoring this indicator.

Americans are already experiencing more extreme precipitation.

- The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the world.

Winter sea ice locking in Nome for the winter.

- There were more tropical cyclones, with 93 storms in 2016, compared with an average of 82 between 1981 and 2010.

And for the 37th consecutive year, alpine glaciers retreated across the globe.

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