Signs are increasingly pointing to the formation of an El Niño in the next few months, possibly a very strong one. When combined with the long-term global warming trend, a super El Niño means 2015 (and possibly even 2014) is likely to become the hottest year on record.
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The number of very hot days have soared in the past 15 years, a new study finds. Based on observations, the authors conclude that “the term pause, as applied to the recent evolution of global annual mean temperatures, is ill-chosen and even misleading in the context of climate change.”
“I was dizzy from the middle of the first set and then I saw Snoopy and I thought, ‘Wow Snoopy, that’s weird,’ said Canadian player Frank Dancevic, who added that he thought forcing players to play through the heat was “inhumane.”
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott perseveres with anti-climate, anti-clean energy agenda as heat threatens ecology throughout the country and wind- and solar-power continue to become more cost-competitive.