Afternoon Must-Read: Joe Romm: 2014 Headed Toward Hottest Year On Record--Here's Why That's Remarkable
...2005 and then 2010 and likely 2014. Humans are, after all, emitting record amounts of heat-trapping carbon pollution into the air, and carbon dioxide levels in the air are at levels not seen for millions of years... 'Fourteen of the fifteen warmest years on record have all occurred in the 21st century.... There is no standstill in global warming.’... What is remarkable... is that we’re headed toward record high global temps ‘in the absence of a full El Niño’.... It’s usually the combination of the long-term manmade warming trend and the regional El Niño warming pattern that leads to new global temperature records. But not this year.