20 ene. 2016

2015 was the Hottest Year on Record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released their year-end report on the planet's average temperatures, and 2015 has proven to the warmest year since record keeping began in 1880 -- by a wide margin. The year also left a trail of multiple broken temperature records in it's wake, for both yearly and monthly records over land, sea, and combined averages.

2015's global average temperature was a full 1.62ºF (0.90ºC) above the 20th century average, and it beat 2014's record temperature by 0.29ºF (0.16ºC). This margin is also a record, in-of-itself, being the widest observed margin on record.

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