NASA Video: The First 6 Months of 2016 Have Been the Warmest Half Year on Record

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This trend is something you might want to get used to.  2016 is on track to be the hottest year on record.  2015 was the hottest year on record before that.  Any guesses as to what 2017 will be like?

Not great news for us snow humans…

“Record-Breaking Climate Trends 2016 – Rising Temperatures and Shrinking Sea Ice

Two key climate change indicators have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data. Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880. Meanwhile, five of the first six months set records for the smallest monthly Arctic sea ice extent since consistent satellite records began in 1979. NASA researchers are in the field this summer, collecting data to better understand our changing climate.” – NASA, today

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