U.S. government scientists reported Wednesday that last year's temperatures--on average--were the warmest ever recorded. Deke Arndt is a U-S Scientist.
“2015 compared to the long-term record was more than a degree and a half Fahrenheit warmer than the twentieth century average, which is quite a bit.”
The U.S. weather and space agencies say temperatures recorded in 2015 were the highest in 136 years of record keeping. Scientists say the increased temperatures are the result of the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
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