New study suggests warming of the planet over past few decades has shifted key band of clouds poleward, exacerbating Earth’s rising temperature.
Concentrations in recent weeks have edged close to 410 ppm, thanks in part to a push from an exceptionally strong El Niño.
The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic consequences may be all but assured.
The past 11 months have been the hottest such months in 135 years of record keeping.
Capping off a season of sustained, mind-boggling warm weather and stunted sea ice growth, the annual Arctic sea ice maximum hit its lowest level ever recorded.
February was the most anomalously warm month Earth has seen in 135 years of NASA record keeping.
It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record, beating out 2014 by the widest margin in 136 years of record keeping.
Yet another record-breaking month has raised the odds that this year will be the hottest one humanity has ever experienced.
September 2015 was warmer than average by a bigger margin than any of the 1,629 months in records of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
If you’re a betting person, it would be close to a sure bet to go all-in on 2015 taking the title of warmest year on record.