18 May '18, 1pm

We Just Experienced 400 Straight Months of Unusual Warmth

We Just Experienced 400 Straight Months of Unusual Warmth

We Just Experienced 400 Straight Months of Unusual Warmth April 2018 was the 400th consecutive month of global temperatures above the 20th century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) announced Thursday. That means the last time Earth was cooler than that average was December 1984—the same month Band Aid released "Do They Know It's Christmas." This three-decade streak is not some fluke, NOAA scientists remarked. "It's mainly due to anthropogenic (human-caused) warming," NOAA climatologist Ahira Sanchez told CNN . "Climate change is real, and we will continue to see global temperatures increase in the future." The rising temps could be explained by natural causes such as an El Niño, but as Sanchez noted, "if you were to remove the human factor, you would still see a variability, but it would be up and down." For instance, the cooling effects...

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