Advertisement

Report: Can't Blame El Nino as Global Temps Spike in March

Report: Can't Blame El Nino as Global Temps Spike in March

SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
April 19, 2017 06:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - In what scientists call a clear sign of a warming world, Earth's temperatures in March were the most above-normal on record without an El Nino spiking temperatures.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculated that the average global temperature in March was 56.8 degrees Fahrenheit (13.8 Celsius), only behind last year's El Nino-goosed record.

It's the first time the Earth was more than 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than normal without an El Nino.

El Nino is a natural warming of the Pacific that alters weather worldwide. Both 2015 and 2016 set repeated warmth records during an El Nino. Earth is in a neutral condition in the Pacific.

NOAA climate scientist Ahira Sanchez-Lugo says March's heat is purely man-made global warming.

Records go back to 1880.


Credits

SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement


Advertisement

Mt. Iron Woman Killed in Crash

Fire Engulfs Home in Wrenshall

Fighting Fire With Fire

Retired Duluth English Teacher Running for School Board Spot

'Spartan Hot Rod' Project Teaches Superior Students Needed Trade Skills

Barron County Puts Initial Tornado Damage Estimate at $10M

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement