2016 Was Officially The Hottest Year Ever And Apparently We're To Blame

BY Isabelle Truman / Jan 22 2017 / 17:46 PM

Expect more unbearable heatwaves to come.

2016 Was Officially The Hottest Year Ever And Apparently We're To Blame

It’s official: for the third year in a row, the Earth has set a new record for the hottest year. The new report, by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that 2016 had the highest averaged temperature over both land and ocean surfaces since recording began, way back in 1880.

The news comes just days before Trump's inauguration, with America's next President unsure about climate change—even calling it a hoax created by the Chinese via his infamous Twitter account—and intending to strip funding for many environmental organisations.

NASA got pretty much the exact same results, with the director of their Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Gavin Schmidt saying that 90% of the warming signal in 2016 was due to rising man-made greenhouse gas emissions. 

Let's hope there's some answers in 2017 because as the weather begins to heat up, summers are becoming more and more unbearable.  

Via Harper’s Bazaar AU