July 10, 2012

Hottest Year on Record

During the June 2011 - June 2012 period, each of the 13 consecutive months ranked among the warmest third of their historical distribution for the first time in the 1895-present record. The odds of this occurring randomly (without climate change) is 1 in 1,594,323.

To put this into perspective - if there was no climate change - we shouldn't see another 13 months this hot until 124,652 AD! 

But like a baseball player on steroids, our atmosphere has been "juiced" with human emissions of greenhouse gases, which means we are going to be breaking heat records at an "unnatural" pace for a long, long time. 

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