2017 was the second-hottest year on record

Records are made to be broken, but 2016 will get to keep its crown of hottest year on record. NASA scientists are finished analyzing 2017 weather data and have concluded it is the second-hottest year globally on record, with global temperatures averaging 1.62 °F above the 1951 to 1980 mean. The heat average is part of a trend of more than four decades of rising global temperatures, which researchers say is nearly certain to be a sign of climate change, attributable primarily to greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity.

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Our administration is skeptical of the role human activity plays in climate change, and have expressed doubt about the scientific consensus that human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause of global warming.

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7 minutes ago, Joanna said:

Records are made to be broken, but 2016 will get to keep its crown of hottest year on record. NASA scientists are finished analyzing 2017 weather data and have concluded it is the second-hottest year globally on record, with global temperatures averaging 1.62 °F above the 1951 to 1980 mean. The heat average is part of a trend of more than four decades of rising global temperatures, which researchers say is nearly certain to be a sign of climate change, attributable primarily to greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity.

 It's a cycle been happening for millions of years! Look up the holocene epoch!

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must be that fake news scientists are spreading fake news! It was really cold those 2 weeks in December where I live so I know it's fake!  Liberal scientists:) 

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3 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

 It's a cycle been happening for millions of years! Look up the holocene epoch!

The U.S. East Coast is not the globe. This is a concept you science deniers can never seem to grasp.

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bring on the heat. It's still really cold here. I've always wanted to move to a warmer climate. 

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Al Gore bought a $9 Million beach front mansion in Montecito, California just to keep an eye on it for the rest of us...what a guy!

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Last 4 years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) are the four hottest.
Eight of the last 9 years are among the 10 hottest (only 2011 did not make it).
Follow the line up trend?

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"The long-term trend—change over the course of a century or more—is what defines “global warming,” not the change from year to year or even decade to decade.

Century over century, the climate IS changing. But looking at it year over year is statistically irrelevant, as most scientists agree that there is natural variability year to year.

 

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The climate is always changing, and at some point we're going to have to accept that all the stuff we do, all the things we desire, come at a price and it has nothing to do with politics. There's always a price to pay. 

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Well, things happen and can't be undone, and you can't change what will happen. Weather is always changing and sometimes not in a good way 

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CO2 levels keep increasing, and are now the highest in hundreds of thousands of years. CO2 is keeping heat from escaping into space. Increasing CO2 means less heat escaping Earth. Earth heats up. Is it really a surprise? 

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Climate will do what it has been doing for hundreds of millions of years. Meanwhile, decisions and policy related to the fight against climate changes need to be effective and based on hard fact. 
 

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If we could just leave politics out of it, we might get somewhere

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