30 Dec '15, 9pm

#Climate Milestones of 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Signs to Watch

#Climate Milestones of 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Signs to Watch

2015 featured some of the most significant climate milestones in human history. From record-high temperatures, to atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide not seen in a million years or more, to a landmark international agreement to limit global warming, no other year has seen such a stark contrast of climate indicators. Each milestone provides perspective on how far we’ve come, where we are today and what the future might hold. Warmest Year on Record Driven by a combination of El Niño and human-induced warming, 2015 will be Earth’s hottest year ever recorded . Many other temperature records tumbled: July was the warmest month of any month ever recorded. February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October and November – likely December as well – all reached record highs for each respective month. October and November were the first months on record to exceed t...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2015/12/climate-milestones-2015-g...

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