October was the warmest month on record, 2017 could be the second hottest year

New data released by NASA has been providing pieces of evidence that October was the warmest month and 2017 could be the second hottest year on record.


President Donald Trump may not acknowledge this, but the evidence shows about 94 percent probability that 2017 will rank as the second-hottest year globally since the beginning of record keeping in 1880, according to Gavin Schmidt, who coordinates NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

With a temperature anomaly of 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0.90 degrees Celsius, the month scarcely surpassed the temperature takeoff from average recorded in 2016. In NASA’s temperature database, the hottest October on record occurred in 2015, when global average temperatures were 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit better than expected. Around then, however, an extraordinary El Niño occasion was rising in the Pacific Ocean.

It’s likely that 2017 will be the hottest non-El Niño year on record. As human discharges of greenhouse gasses proceed with, all years — whether they include El Niño conditions, La Niña, or not one or the other — have been developing hotter.


Each of the previous three years set milestones as the hottest year, with 2016 as the present pioneer.

Depending on NASA’s data, it has been learned that over the past 115 years the global annually averaged surface air temperatures have increased by around 1 degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

The report states, “this period is now the warmest in the history of modern civilization”.

A month ago, every region on the planet was milder than average with the exceptions of the Pacific Northwest and northeast Asia, according to the space agency.

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This year is set to be the hottest year on record without an El Niño impact, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).  El Niño occasions, which include curiously mellow sea temperatures over the central tropical Pacific Ocean, have a tendency to raise global average surface temperatures, as compared to years when they are not present.

NASA is one of a few organizations around the globe that watch the global thermostat. Other organizations, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), may rank the year slightly differently.

Independently, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) found that October 2017 positioned as the third-hottest such month in its database, and the Copernicus Climate Change Service in Europe discovered it was the second-hottest.

Most importantly the particular positioning — first or second or third — does not make a difference all that much at last.

There has been a long-term tendency over the decades- this is what Climate scientists are looking at. Carbon dioxide levels are higher now than whenever since around 3 to 5 million years back, and the planet is reacting by warming quickly.

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