Wednesday, December 03, 2014
2014 Hottest Year on Record
The books aren't closed - not yet - but 2014 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record. In Canada that means since reliable records were first kept in the late 1800s. Other countries, such as Britain, have records going back three centuries and, for them, it's the same thing, the hottest year yet. It's even more remarkable given that the El Nino predicted to arrive in the spring never materialized.
You might have thought that this plain evidence of global warming coupled with the severe weather events we've experienced in recent years would be enough to make even the most ardent climate change deniers rethink their position. Apparently not. According to Vice News, even exposure to extreme weather events isn't enough to move the true nonbelievers.