November 2014 broke cold and snow records across North America, but according to a new BBC report, 2014 is still globally the warmest it has ever been. Cozy Products report.
The unusually chilly month of November 2014 broke records around the country for both cold and snow, weather.com reports. However, the BBC reported December 4 that, “World on course for warmest year.”Cozy Products, heating experts, explain why making eco-friendly heating choices now and the rest of this winter is so important, as global warming continues to be a problem.
According to the weather.com report, November started out with arctic air and snow whipping downward from Siberia and the North Pole, breaking records for many parts of the country. Records included the coldest month of November, the coldest calendar day(s), and of course the earliest and heaviest snowstorms.
In fact, the entire country was stunned in mid-November by the cold. As Weather Bell illustrated on No. 18, “Tuesday morning, America ‘as a whole’ awoke to the coldest it has been in November since 1976 – 38 years ago.” With the images and stories in national news, it’s easy not to think about this on a global scale.
However, according to the BBC’s report, 2014 is still the warmest year on record on a global scale. The report states, “In the first 10 months of 2014, global average air temperature was about 0.57 Celsius above the long-term average.” Global warming appears to continue on an upward track, with 14 of the 15 warmest years occurring this century.
The BBC’s science editor also noted, “2014 [has] been a year of extremes.”
The report goes on to explain that a study conducted by the Met Office (the UK’s national weather service) found that these temperatures would be very unlikely if greenhouse gases produced by humans were not a component. One Met Office scientist stated, “In the world that would have been, it’s very unlikely that we’d see the temps we’re seeing now.”
Cozy notes that 2014 was not only a year of extremes; it is (hopefully) a wake-up call. While energy efficiency is gaining importance, people still react to cold temperatures by blasting the heat. While it is very important to stay warm, both for comfort as well as health, it is important not to overdo it. Conserving energy with heating not only helps to cut down on the effect of global warming, it saves money. Energy saving, low watt heating devices are much more efficient and safer than traditional outdated methods.
Cozy Products manufactures energy-efficient, low-watt personal heaters that conserve energy, prevent circuit overloads, put heat where you need it most, and reduce the risk of fire. Extremely popular with homeowners as well as companies large and small looking to reduce costs, Cozy Products has built its reputation on safer, economical, green, effective products that are designed to prevent the costs and hazards inherent with most space heaters.