SOURCE: Climate Feedback
DATE: July 21, 2017
SNIP: ThinkProgress published a brief but influential article commenting on record warm global temperature over the first half of 2017. The scientists who have reviewed the article confirm it accurately reports that 2017 is on track to being one of the warmest years on record. Reviewers note this wasn’t as unexpected as the article states, but the fact that 2017 global surface temperature are that high is a clear reminder that global warming has not stopped or slowed down.
Victor Venema, Scientist, University of Bonn, Germany:
The large variety of comical claims that scientists are surprised 2017 will be warm is somewhat annoying: the Earth is warming, every year will normally be among the warmest recorded, but the facts are otherwise right.