Figures from a number of respected data sets all confirm that 2013 was another warm one for our planet. The evidence remains strong that the warming trend is continuing, although there’s some disagreement about how 2013 ranks against other warm years. There’s some interesting discussion online:
- Real Climate: Global temperature 2013
- The Guardian: What will happen to global warming when we get the next big El Niño?
And if that wasn’t enough to make you think, the UK’s Met Office confirms that January was much wetter than average for the UK as a whole, with parts of southern England experiencing the wettest January on record.
- Met Office: Record wet January for parts of southern Britain
- Climate News Network: Oxford breaks 247-year rainfall record