Globe's warming trend approaches 29 straight years ; the Atlantic
- Globe's warming trend approaches 29 straight years.
Talk about a hot streak. Last month was the fourth-warmest January since recordkeeping began in 1880. It was also the 347th consecutive month with above-average temperatures compared to the 20th century average, which has been fueled in large part by climate change. That streak is one month shy of 29 straight years.
Warmer world may wreak havoc with the Atlantic.
A warming world could slow the circulation of the Atlantic Ocean, potentially triggering African droughts and more rapid sea level rise around Europe. If it happens, it won't be the first time the Atlantic has been disrupted during a warm period.