We’ve all felt it: this fall has been incredibly warm, kids enjoying the beach mid November, us getting sunburnt on roofs installing solar systems…but these high temperatures haven’t only been observed here in the Central Coast of California. 2015 is by far the warmest year ever recorded by NASA. This October marked the first time a monthly temperature anomaly exceeded 1 degrees Celsius in records, dating back to 1880. And this may not sound like it, but it’s a pretty big deal!
As global temperatures keep rising, glaciers keep retreating, water keeps moving up and our ecosystems are more at risk than ever.
Climate change IS a reality, and now that we’ve acknowledge it, let’s face it and react with appropriate measures!
The 10 warmest years in the 134-year record all have occurred since 2000, with the exception of 1998. The year 2014 ranks as the warmest on record. (Source: NASA/GISS). This research is broadly consistent with similar constructions prepared by the Climatic Research Unit and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Follow this link http://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/ and play the time series second image on right that shows the five-year average variation of global surface temperatures from 1884 to 2014. Dark blue indicates areas cooler than average. Dark red indicates areas warmer than average. It is unreal!