The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports that 2015 will set (or already has set) a variety of worrisome climate records due to manmade carbon pollution:
- 2011–2015 “have been the warmest five-year period on record, with many extreme weather events — especially heatwaves — influenced by climate change.”
- 2015 is set to be the hottest year on record by far, with the highest ocean surface temperatures ever monitored.
- It’s “probable” that total global warming since the industrial revolution will cross the 1°C (1.8°F).
- The 3-month average of Northern Hemisphere CO2 levels “crossed the 400 parts per million barrier for the first time.”