The National Oceanic and Atmosphereic Admininstration has just released its annual state of the climate report which says it has been the warmest since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880.
Deke Arendt, chief of the monitoring group at NOAA National Centers for Envoronmental Information in Asheville, NC says 2016 was about 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit above the global average for the 20th century. “And that doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you take and you average it all the way around the planet, that’s a big number” Arendt says.
“The long term warming is driven almost entirely by greenhouse gases,” Arendt says. “We’ve seen a warming trend related to greenhouses gases for four, five, and six decades now.”
President Trump has professed open-mindness about climate change, Still he once called it a hoax.
Information was from a column written by Nell Greenfield Boyce from NPR
Column provided by Jay Tabellione