For eighth time in 2015, Earth smashes a monthly heat record

Scientists blame potent and strengthening El Nino on top of accelerating man-made global warming


Earth: the conservative optionWASHINGTON — Even in a record-breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that last month globally was 58.86 degrees (14.98 degrees Celsius). That’s the hottest October on record by a third of a degree over the old mark, “an incredible amount” for weather records, said NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden.

October’s temperature was the most above-normal month in history. It was 1.76 degrees Fahrenheit (0.98 degrees Celsius) above the 20th-century average.

“A complete blowout,” said Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute. “This year is going to be an all-time record-breaker.”

This was the eighth month this year when a heat record was set, with only January and April not setting records. That’s a record number of broken records in any year. Records go back to 1880.

Blunden and other scientists blame a potent and strengthening El Nino on top of accelerating man-made global warming.

“This is just a new normal,” Blunden said. “I don’t know what really else to call it.”

Nearly every team that measures temperatures found that October 2015 was a record, including NASA, the Japanese Meteorological Agency, University of California at Berkeley and University of Alabama at Huntsville, which measures the upper air using satellites, Blunden said.

Record heat was found in Australia, southern Asia, parts of western North America, much of central and southern Africa, most of Central America and northern South America, according to NOAA.

It’s also the hottest January through October for Earth on record, along with the hottest consecutive 12 months on record.

Given that the El Nino continues to strengthen and how much warmer 2015 is than previous years, Blunden said “it is virtually just impossible that we will not break the record” for the hottest year. That record was set in 2014. Since the year 2000, global monthly heat records have been broken 32 times, yet the last time a monthly cold record was set was in 1916.


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 For eighth time in 2015, Earth smashes a monthly heat record

  1. What a crook of crap…..

    Sachs? Really?

    All of these loons have been shown to be fudging the numbers, and exhagerating (that means lying) the data. There is absolutely no REAL EVIDENCE that any warming that is occurring is tied to human activity. There is a lot of “proxy” (that means pulled out of their asz) data used to create computer models. Unfortunately, the planet isn’t participating in the fraud….so they need to come out with these alarmist stories every few weeks or so. Especially when a big “Climate conference” (big meeting where the UN and other groups tell us how much money we need to fork over to them to save the planet)

    All a scam. The planet will be fine IN SPITE of these snake oil scientists….not because of them.

      • Ahhh Jimmie yer cute. Not very bright, but cute.

        The election is over……you lost, Move on. Billy Bob has.

        • I didn’t lose any election. I wasn’t running.

    • As jameshalifax so ably illustrates, if you’re gonna reject science and evidence without having a scrap of either yourself, your only limit is your imagination.

      • How can he tell with his head buried in the sand??

        • Blacktop,

          I doubt you could even begin to comprehend the “science” around global warming. Which is why of course, that you rely on someone else to do your thinking for you.

          I know that thinking for yourself may be difficult for folks like you, but you should never stop trying. Otherwise, you are just a lemming.

          Now…watch out for that cliff.

      • Actually, tresus,

        I accept science, but only when it follows the scientific method. all the snake oil salesmen selling “man made global warming” have yet to provide any evidence. To date, EVERY SINGLE PREDICTION they have made has been wrong. 100% of them.

        I don’t rely on imagination; I rely on accuracy. to date, the guys you believe, haven’t provided any. All they have done is line their pockets with grant money, and jet around to some pretty nice places to warn us about the end of the world.

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