Global temperatures rise yet again as experts prepare for meeting on climate change

2016 has seen high temperatures lead to devastating droughts in many parts [Image: Getty Images].

2016 has seen high temperatures lead to devastating droughts in many parts [Image: Getty Images].

We’ve had droughts, temperature increases 6-7 degrees above average in Arctic Russia, a huge amount of melted sea ice, heatwaves, flooding, and an increase in “once-in-a-lifetime” extraordinary weather events.

Greenhouse gases are filling the atmosphere.

And the United States have voted in a president-elect who doesn’t believe in climate change.

At least China has seen the light and is investing heavily in renewables.

This Writer knows another country that had a renewables programme – until a gang of political bandits got into office on a “vote blue, get green” tag and cut it to ribbons.

Now, where do you think that was?

2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary data.

With data from just the first nine months, scientists are 90% certain that 2016 will pass the mark set by 2015.

The provisional statement on the status of the global climate in 2016 has been released early this year to help inform negotiators meeting in Morocco, who are trying to push forward with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Temperatures from January to September were 1.2C above pre-industrial levels, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The body says temperatures should remain high enough for the rest of the year to break the previous record.

[The] El Nino [weather phenomenon] has had an impact, but the most significant factor driving temperatures up continues to be CO2 emissions.

Source: 2016 ‘very likely’ to be world’s warmest year – BBC News

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  1. Roland Laycock November 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    capitalism can’t stop its rap and pillage the world

  2. Barry Davies November 14, 2016 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    over the last 134 there has been a variance of 0.5C from the coolest to the warmest and this isn’t a steady increase it has varied considerably over the years. There are natural variations volcanic eruptions, such as Mt. St. Helens being a good example.

    • Mike Sivier November 14, 2016 at 11:32 pm - Reply

      Over the last 16 years the problem has been getting continually worse.

  3. wildswimmerpete November 15, 2016 at 10:55 am - Reply

    I’ve been observing the weather for nearly sixty years. The minimum period for determining climate change is held to be fifty years and in my opinion is now apparent. The Earth’s climate is controlled via numerous feedback mechanisms (both positive and negative) many of which are nested. Currently we are confounded by the rise of greenhouse gases being opposed by a cooling tendency due to a “lazy” sun – there are signs that we are entering a solar Grand Minimum. The Little Ice Age (1500s to 1800s) is centred on the 60-year Maunder Minimum and the much shorter Dalton Minimum (20 years)). It was the severe winters during the Victorian Dalton Minimum that inspired all those snowy Christmas cards we still have. The Little Ice Age didn’t affect the world in general, it just affected North Europe and the UK. The cause was down to a small change in wind patterns and as I said previously, we COULD be entering another Grand Minimum (we won’t know for sure until about 2020) and if true we could face several decades of severe winters despite the affects of greenhouse gases. Ironically the UK’s climate will continue cooling while the rest of the world warms.

  4. casalealex November 15, 2016 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    The Geoengineering Escalation Of 2016: Accounts Of “Chemtrail Flu” Rise

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