Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year By JUSTIN GILLIS

Summary of the Article: The earth has set a temperature record for the third year in the row. These unusually high temperatures are not common at all. Temperatures are going up at an alarmingly rate. Many scientists and experts believe that with this trend of unusually high temperatures will pose a threat to the human civilization and the natural world. The pattern of higher temperatures three years in a row raising high suspicion of what is really the underlying problem. These high temperatures are causing habitats to be destroyed and changing how we live today.

"The heat extremes were especially pervasive in the Arctic, with temperatures in the fall running 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal across large stretches of the Arctic Ocean"

Analysis of the Article: The content of this article of noteworthy because we need to know what is going on around our world. You probably realize that your winter is especially warm and you are right. "The modern era of global warming began around 1970, after a long stretch of relatively flat temperatures, and the past three years mark the first time in that period that three records were set in a row. Of the 17 hottest years on record, 16 have now occurred since 2000." Global warming is real and it is showing its effects.

"In fact, the rate over time has been reasonably close to predictions that scientists first offered decades ago. Those same scientists have long warned that humanity is courting disaster by failing to bring fossil-fuel emissions under control." We need to control the emissions of fossil fuels. When they say to not idle, to recycle and to not leave water running, etc. it's for a good reason. We need to preserve the world we live in because it affects us and others in the future.

"Scientists have calculated that the heat accumulating throughout the Earth because of human emissions is roughly equal to the energy that would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs exploding across the planet every day."

My "Big Takeaway": I picked this article because I wanted to see why and by how much the temperatures have changed. This winter has been unusually warm and I was interested in seeing why it was so warm. I hope to learn more about how we can really prevent this increase in temperature and how much this will affect the world in years to come.

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