Gavin Schmidt

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Gavin Schmidt is associated, including July and Pacific. Most recently, Gavin Schmidt has been quoted saying: “This is clearly a record. We are now no longer only looking at something that only scientists can see, but is apparent to people in our daily lives.” in the article Associated Press. An other article where Gavin Schmidt has been quoted is Earth Sets Record Temperature in 2016 - for Third Year in a Row.

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Month-to-month we're significantly colder than last year [at the same time].

This is clearly a record. We are now no longer only looking at something that only scientists can see, but is apparent to people in our daily lives.

This is not what we want, we don't want to be breaking new records every year.

That's pretty unusual, but what's going on is this a long-term underlying trend that's driven mainly by greenhouse gases and the fact that carbon dioxide is continuing to increase.

We don't expect record years every year, but the ongoing long-term warming trend is clear.

It wasn't by the widest of margins, but July 2016 was the warmest month since modern record keeping began in 1880. It appears almost a certainty that 2016 also will be the warmest year on record.

While the El Niño event in the tropical Pacific this winter gave a boost to global temperatures from October onwards, it is the underlying trend which is producing these record numbers.

Because of the pace of rising temperatures, we don't have very far to go to reach 1.5.

One more year of numbers isn't in itself significant. What matters is this decade is warmer than the last decade, and that decade was warmer than the decade before. The planet is warming. The reason it's warming is because we are pumping increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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