Still not convinced the Earth is rapidly warming? Consider this: The last time the global monthly temperature was below average was February 1985.
That means if you are 30 years old or younger, there has not been a single month in your entire life that was colder than average.
“It’s a completely different world we’re already living in,” Mark Eakin, coordinator of NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch, told scientists gathered this week for the International Coral Reef Symposium in Honolulu. He added it likely won’t be long before that same age bracket has experienced only above-average temperatures.
“It’s happening that fast,” Eakin said.