2015 on track to be the warmest year on record

This graphic provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows land and ocean temperatures for October 2015. Even for a record breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm. The hottest October on record by a third of a degree over the old mark, a large margin for weather records. (NOAA via AP)

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – This year we’ve experienced some pretty warm temperatures. 22News is working for you with how 2015 could end up being the warmest year on record.

For six months in a row this year we’ve broken the record for the warmest monthly temperature globally.

The average global temperature for 2015 is already ahead of last year, which held the previous record for warmest year.

A new study by Climate Central and the University of Reading strongly suggests that 2015 will end up being the warmest year on record. Their analysis indicates the buildup of carbon dioxide and other heat trapping gases has contributed to global warming.

Amy Williams of Belchertown told 22News, “I think absolutely it is; I’ve noticed just over the years just how much the climate has changed and how much warmer it’s getting, so absolutely. So try to take precautions.”

CO2 levels that are currently rising are unlikely to drop anytime in the foreseeable future.

The study indicates that so far El Nino has only had a minimal effect but it could contribute to even more warming in 2016.

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