In Goodbye Holocene, hello Anthropocene? I outlined the process being undertaken to consider whether the Holocene should give way to the Anthropocene. Now a few articles have appeared making the case.
The figures are now official, 2015 was the hottest year on record:
- Global surface temperature in 2015 was +0.87°C (~1.6°F) warmer than the 1951-1980 base period in the GISTEMP analysis, making 2015 the warmest year in the period of instrumental data.
- Global temperature in 2015 was +1.13°C (~2.03°F) relative to the 1880-1920 mean.