This year has been a scorcher. NASA is predicting 2016 is on track to becoming the warmest year on record, according to the Huffington Post. September was also the hottest September we’ve seen since modern record-keeping practices, making it the 11th record-breaking month in a row.
Even worse news? This sweltering heat could be our new normal by the year 2025.
A new study published in the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society points to carbon emissions — which come, in part, from deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels — as the cause.