Feb 2013: Warmest Global Climate to Date
Climate scientists have attributed global warming due to human emission of greenhouse gases as the reason for the continued raise in temperatures around the world. Carbon dioxide is, of course one of the biggest greenhouse gas culprits. Nay-sayers to the topic continue to state that this is all part of the natural cycle, but as temperatures increase, the glaciers melt and sea levels rise, they might be forced to change their opinion.
This has been confirmed by NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association). 2013 is now on record as the ninth warmest year for the entire globe, since 1880. Of the top that hit the charts, eight of these years have been since the year 2000. Reports by NOAA indicated that the Feb. 2013 average global temperature was 54.93 degrees Fahrenheit (12.67 Celsius) which is 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit (0.57 Celsius) above the twentieth century average of 53.9 degrees F (12.1 C). While that may not sound like a lot, each rise in temperature of the global climate expands the results on an exponential level. February 2013 measured as the 336th consecutive month where the average global temperature was above the entire twenties century average. The last time there was a below-average February temperature was in 1985.
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