At this point, climate change is no longer deniable. The evidence is everywhere around us from warmer than average sea surface temperatures to extreme drought and storms. February 2016 was the hottest month ever in the lower atmosphere, as gathered through data from satellites.
On average, temperatures were 0.83 degrees Celsius warmer than the long term average, according to Roy Spencer, research scientist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Spencer worked with John Christy to develop some of the first temperature readings derived from satellite data.
February was 0.3 degrees Celsius from the warmest January on record. Some land areas in the Northern Hemisphere tropics experienced temperatures a consistent 1.46 degrees C above long term averages. This blows any other previous warmth anomaly out of the water by 0.5 degrees C.
All the data continue to point to the same result. The climate is changing, we are experiencing radical weather and seeing patterns that are out of historical alignment. If we don’t change the way that we fundamentally think about actively solving this problem- it may already be too late. The future is ours to shape. Lets all do our snow dance and pray for some precipitation this march.