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February blows away the world record heat


#Cosmoread: Last month, a margin that even climate scientists are closely monitoring global temperature data has surprised to the planet far and away the hottest on record was February. NASA Earth also the anomalously warm months was seen in 135 years of record keeping, a surprising streak that could see the recent 2016 continues to set a new record for the warmest year.


A strong El Niño, global temperatures have given a boost, the main reason for the flood of intensely hot months of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to the accumulation of long-term warming of the planet, scientists have discovered.

“I think we all knew this would be a major El Niño event caused a hot year. But I do not think any of us expected such a remarkable and record-breaking heat constantly,” Michael Mann, a climate at Penn State a recent study on the issue on scientific and co-authors, said in an email. (Conducted in November found that manmade climate warming central analysis of the key drivers of 2015 had record heat)

According to data released by NASA this weekend, February 2016 2.43 ° F (1.35 ° C) warmer than the average from 1951 to 1980, and 0.8 ° F (0.5 ° C) warmer than the previous record in February in 1998, was the 10th month in a row, the National oceanic and atmospheric Administration (NOAA), according to data to set a monthly record of such a set-tying streak back in 1944.


During the last major El Niño event, there is a line that the global temperature records were set in nine months. Those nine months – from June 1997 to February 1998 – only one month of their lives in the top five; Ninth and 16th highest among the hottest fall today, how much of the Earth has warmed up a notch in the years between.

Last month, a particularly noteworthy aspect of the heat that it has a solid 0.36 ° F (0.2 ° C) on record as of January had defeated the anomalously warm months.

February NOAA for global temperature data, to be released on Thursday, is expected to be broadly in line with NASA’s Jessica Blunden, ERT, Inc., NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information in a climate scientist, said in an email.

A row in February, where global temperature 1 ° C (about 2 ° F) above average surpassed the mark marked the fifth month. Countries by the end of the century on a goal of limiting warming from pre-industrial times to 2 degrees Celsius (4 degrees F) have agreed to under.

Recently the temperature 2 ° C, which is already hit the mark when it temporarily though, compared to pre-industrial temperatures.
“This is the first time that we temporarily exceeded the limit of 2 ° C warming, but it will be ever more common and eventually we have nothing to stem the tide,” Mann said.

Meteorologist’s normally monthly temperature values to put too much stock, preferring instead to focus on the long-term warming trend are reluctant. Gavin Schmidt of February, which is the study of space, the agency keeps the temperature data, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute has led to Twitter to comment on the extraordinary record.

The incredible heat so far this year – the planet, their third in a row for record hot year could set a record set just last year, besting – even if that is less than two months. 2015 also Hawaii Mauna Loa, a record greenhouse gas emissions in tropical forest fire came in part due to the El Nino effect in the level of carbon dioxide in the observatory saw the largest single-year jump.

In February, the largest area of anomalous warmth in the Arctic, during January and February, which also was a record low sea ice levels.

It is likely that as the year goes on, and that El Nino will reduce monthly temperature anomalies off continues to be low, but when and how much remains uncertain, Blunden said.