Monday, November 28, 2016
Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures
Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C
Comes amid mounting evidence run of record temperatures about to end
The fall, revealed by Nasa satellites, has been caused by the end of El Nino
Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C since the middle of this year – their biggest and steepest fall on record.
The news comes amid mounting evidence that the recent run of world record high temperatures is about to end.
The fall, revealed by Nasa satellite measurements of the lower atmosphere, has been caused by the end of El Nino – the warming of surface waters in a vast area of the Pacific west of Central America.