NASA reports warmest September on record
- 19.10.2016, 14:15,
- Ecology » Ecology. Main
Last month was the warmest September in 136 years.
The temperature last month was just 0.004 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the previous record-breaking September in 2014, but still enough to make it the hottest September on record, according to NASA's monthly analysis of global temperatures.
Responding to the news, Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, predicted that 2016 would be the hottest year since records began.
Sea levels are also believed to have risen more in the 20th century than previously estimated.
Gavin Schmidt posted on Twitter: "With data now available through September, 2016 annual record (~1.25ºC above late 19th C) seems locked in."