Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quick Hits: The Planet Just Had Its Warmest August On Record

This past August was the warmest since records began in 1881, according to new data released by NASA. This continue a series of record or near-record breaking months.

Dr. Gavin Schmidt, a climatologist and climate modeler at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, says that while the difference falls within a few hundredths of a degree compared with previous Augusts we should instead focus on the fact that "the long-term trends are toward warming."

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