As If 2016 Isn't Terrible Enough, It's Also Going To Be The Hottest Year On Record
It just won't quit.
BY Sammy Nickalls | Nov 17, 2016 | Culture
According to the World Meteorogical Association, 2016 is well on its way to being the hottest year on record, surpassing the already record-breaking 2015. You know, as if we needed another reason to hate this year.
The reason? Surprise, surprise: climate change.
"Another year. Another record. The high temperatures we saw in 2015 are set to be beaten in 2016," WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said in the WMA report. "The extra heat from the powerful El Niño event has disappeared. The heat from global warming will continue."
The agency said that the heat is accounting for extreme weather events, including Hurricane Matthew—Haiti's "worst humanitarian emergency" since the major earthquake in 2010. Taalas added that many Arctic regions saw several-degree temperature increases above the average:
"In parts of Arctic Russia, temperatures were 6°C to 7°C above the long-term average. Many other Arctic and sub-Arctic regions in Russia, Alaska and northwest Canada were at least 3°C above average. We are used to measuring temperature records in fractions of a degree, and so this is different. Because of climate change, the occurrence and impact of extreme events has risen. 'Once in a generation' heatwaves and flooding are becoming more regular. Sea level rise has increased exposure to storm surges associated with tropical cyclones."
This report comes just a week after America elected a man who thinks climate change is a hoax. Now, more than ever, is the time for action.
From: Esquire US