Global Warming

Never mind the variations in weather patterns that may mix in some occasional cooler years. The global warming bottomline is clear. In the entire history of climate data and its record-keeping, 17 of the 18 hottest years have occured since 2001.

The score for 2018? So far, globally, it is heading for the title of just the . . . fourth-hottest year on record. Small consolation indeed, especially when we realize that the only years hotter were 2015 to 2017.

Devamrita Swami