Globally, we had the warmest September since temperature records began in 1880. Think it was just a freak occurrence? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it was also the warmest August on record. And May. And June.
All of the world’s top 10 hottest years have happened since the 2000, and so far this year we’re .68C warmer than the 20th century average global temperature of 14.1C.
If the climate data from the last 3 months of the year are average, 2014 will be declared the hottest year on record. Why does it suck? A trend in global warming leads to extreme weather – check out some of major weather events from September alone.
What does it all mean? With carbon dioxide levels still rising it’s going to get worse before it gets better, and experts say we’re “running out of time.”