Hot, Hotter, Hottest… again
Some thoughts for the new year…
The. Hottest. Twelve. Months. EVER…
— Climate Council (@climatecouncil) January 21, 2016
2015 was the hottest year on record globally.
Climate change was a major factor in driving the record-breaking heat in 2015 worldwide.
- The global average temperature for 2015 was 0.90°C above the 20th century average, eclipsing the previous record set in 2014 by 0.16°C.
- The record global warmth of 2015 is part of a long-term trend. All of the world’s 10 warmest years have occurred since 1998. 2015 is the 39th consecutive year with above-average global temperatures.
- No one aged under 40 has lived in a year with global average temperatures at or below the global 20th century average.