Feb 18, 2016

Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now

Greenland
by
Chris Mooney
,
Washington Post
Temperature anomalies for January, 2016. Photo: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Temperature anomalies for January, 2016. Photo: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any month on record, according to data provided by NASA