5/21/2015 1:25:00 PM
Another Climate Record Set in March 2015
Climate records keep falling as the planet continues heating up - a result of anthropogenic climate change.
This March was the warmest on record according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And the first quarter of 2015 was the warmest first quarter since record keeping began 136 years ago.
It looks like 2015 as a whole may beat the previous record for hottest temperature, which was 2014.
Another record broken in March, according to NOAA, was the reduced extent of Arctic sea ice.
"The average Arctic sea ice extent for March was 430,000 square miles (7.2 percent) below the 1981--2010 average. This was the smallest March extent since records began in 1979," NOAA said.
If carbon emissions continue to rise, NOAA says the planet will see unprecedented temperatures in the near future, and records will continue to fall.