It seems that 2016 will be the year that the average temperature will have been the warmest since 1880. Last month was the third hottest month on earth since records are kept. We are beating records of hottest months on a regular basis now.
In the Arctic Ocean the ice surface has been down 28% from the average of the 1981 to 2010 years. In the Antarctic there was 4% less ice cover last month as compared to those same years of 1981 to 2010.
All this means is that we are not going in the right direction. Already, the best estimates is that the average temperature of the earth is now 1.2 degrees Celsius higher. The goal was to limit the increase to under 2 degrees Celsius. With a new President of the United States that promises to turn back the clock on the Paris Accords and promises to weaken regulations that concern the environment we are perhaps entering a period of decline that could be fatal to our planet, and our survival. Let us hope that Mr.Trump will reassess all this and if he is a pragmatic President he will see that being green is a good way of making some green in the end. It seems that with him money talks. Maybe it will be the only language that he respects, and everyone will be a winner in the end.