Summary of the article: Scientist have marked January 18th, 2017 as the highest global temperature in three years, topping the record in 2015 that broke the 2014 record. This has been the third year in a row where the recorded global temperature record has been broken. This discovery was made two days before Donald J. Trump's inauguration into office; a man who will lead the nation and claims that he'll be a man of the people, although he continues to deny climate change and ignore the scientific evidence that proves it exists. As the temperatures continue to increase, environmental experts know that this is going to threat the natural standard of living of many organisms that we as humans depend on. Thus it will have an effect on human civilization. The occurrence of El Niño (A release of energy and water vapor in the Pacific) actually assisted in intensifying the temperature throughout 2014-2016. Although El Nino assisted in warming the environment, studies have shown that the primary force that drives global warming are carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases. Now that it's 2017 and El Nino has ended, experts expect it to be a cooler year than 2016. However, with the Trump administration currently in charge of our government it imposes many worries to environmentalists and people alike because they believe he will neglect the well being of the environment.