Record-smashing August means long-awaited ‘jump’ in global warming is here

Every month of 2016 has set a temperature record. We appear to be in the midst of the long-awaited jump in global temperatures. And that means “The kinds of extreme weather we have seen over the past year or so will be routine all too soon, but then even worse records will be set,” as Kevin Trenberth, one of the world’s leading climatologists, told me.

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