The latest figures from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies showed that April’s temperature was the highest on record – the seventh month in a row in which global temperature records have been broken.
According to Ciara Linnane at Market Watch:
“It was the hottest April on record, the data showed, with the average temperature 1.11 degrees Celsius warmer than average for the period stretching from 1951 to 1980, a period NASA uses as a base reference point.
“It was the seventh straight month of temperatures breaking global records and the third straight month that the record has been broken by the biggest margin ever.”
The world is still experiencing the effects of last year’s El Nino event, and this may be the reason temperatures are rising. However, the latest figures may provide further evidence to those climate scientists who claim that the process of global warming and climate change has accelerated in recent years.