We’ve known CO2 traps heat since 1860. We had to deal with the fact that the CO2 coming out of enemy aircraft was confusing the heat-seeking missile because CO2 absorbs infrared radiation. So this is literally rocket science, if you want to think of it that way.
Temperatures have been above average for 355 straight months - ast September was the hottest of them all, out of 135 Septembers going back to 1880.The same was true for August 2014. And June of 2014. And May of 2014. What that means is that for each of these months, the combined average global land and ocean surface temperature has never been higher, at least since we started recording these temperatures back in the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network, NJ Environmental Federation, & NJ Sierra Club settled their lawsuit against the Dept of Environmental Protection Agency, clearing the way for the agency to rule on whether a southern NJ nuclear plant is doing enough to prevent unnecessary fish kills. That will force the NJ DEP to take a position on whether the facility's cooling water intake structures must be upgraded to reduce fish kills, which are more than 3 billion fish a year.