It is anticipated that 2016 will get even hotter as global warming and natural phenomena begin kicking in. Climate change has been presented as one of the heaviest issues the world is currently facing, and it just keeps on getting worse. It is currently expected that the issue will generate exceptionally above average temperatures for 2015 and 2016 -- couple in the factors of a natural weather phenomena such as El Niño and climate change. With these, it is set to be a record breaker.
According to the Met Office, changes in the climate systems in the Pacific and the Atlantic have generated an increase to the effects of global warming. Earth's surface temperature is ready to break records as of July 2015 -- being marked as the warmest month ever recorded, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"Global mean temperatures in 2014, 2015 and 2016 are likely to be at or near record levels... It is now likely that decadal warming rates will reach late 20th century levels in the next couple of years," stated Professor Adam Scaife of the Met Office Hadley Centre.
The El Niño phenomenon in the Pacific is partly responsible for the high rising temperatures. To add, changes in the flow of the Atlantic have also contributed to its effect. Both phenomena have only generated a feeble Indian monsoon and a generally inactive Atlantic hurricane season for 2015. Regional temperatures are affected and rainfall worldwide are expected to be affected as well.
"We know natural patterns contribute to global temperature in any given year, but the very warm temperatures so far this year indicate the continued impact of increasing greenhouse gases. With the potential that next year could be similarly warm, it's clear that our climate continues to change," said Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre, Professor Stephen Belcher.