Global Warming Sets Record for Hottest Year in 2016
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), global warming has set a record high for 2016 and it marks the third year in a row of record high global temperatures.
In its annual State of the Climate report, NOAA reports that 2016 is the hottest it has been since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880.
The news comes as the confirmation hearing for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt begins for his nomination to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt, a proponent of fossil fuels, has fought against federal efforts to regulate greenhouse gasses that warm the planet.