Hotting Up!

Thursday 24th July 2014

Is the world really hotting up? Many would argue it is just a blip, or seasonal shifts, but new data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may change their minds. They report that June 2014 was the hottest June on record - as May was the hottest record fifth month ever! All adding to the argument for global warming and the importance of combating the climatic changes.

The NOAA measure and monitor global land and ocean surface temperatures, and last month these combined for an average of 61.2 ºF (16.2 ºC). This made it the hottest June ever, exceeding the previous record set in 1998 by 1.3 ºF.

June 2014 was also the fifth month of the year (February was the exception) to score among the four hottest of all time on record for its respective month, it was also the second consecutive month with a record high global temperature.

The monitoring of the NOAA also reveals that nine of the 10 warmest Junes recorded are all in the 21st century, with the last five years consecutively making up the record.

The NOAA report shows some alarming facts - check it out for yourself, it will motivate you to improve energy efficiency, adopt renewables and take other climate change mitigating actions.

Source and image: NOAA

Categories: General, Reviews

Thursday 24th July 2014

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