by: Nicole Rogers
EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — 2021 was a year of extremes around the world, from the first-ever rainfall on the Greenland icecap to a historic late-season wildfire outside Denver and a devastating tornado outbreak in the midwest.
NASA and NOAA released their latest Global Temperature Update for 2021.
NASA expert Michelle Thaller joins Eyewitness News live this morning to talk about the Global Temperature Data for 2021 and where we rank for the hottest years on record.
Thaller says that 2021 ranks the 6th hottest year on record. She also explained that the last 8 years leading up to 2021 were also the hottest years on record and that the trend is continuing up.
Thaller also took some time to explain what we see as global warming heats up. Scientists do believe that the warming trend will continue and that when it does will see more severe weather.
Both NASA and NOAA have satellites that can tell the temperature of the either and the oceans as well as senors all over to keep up to date. These allow data points to flow in and allow the scientists to see long-term trends.
For information on 2021’s heat trend and more information visit NASA’s website.
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CLARKS SUMMIT, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A Clarks Summit man has been sentenced to 94 months of imprisonment after he conducted a $400,000 warranty fraud scam.
According to a release from the United States Department of Justice, from January 2014 through October 2018, now 60-year-old Brian Larry utilized the stolen information from policy owners to create false repair work that was carried out by co-conspirators.
GREAT BEND TOWNSHIP, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A superload is in Susquehanna County and is getting ready to make its journey through 16 of Pennsylvania’s counties.
PennDOT is warning drivers of the slow-moving superload that may impact travel from Friday until January 21 for drivers across the state.
BLAKELY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying multiple suspects related to the theft and fraudulent cashing of a check from earlier in December.
On December 10 a check was stolen from a car in Hazel Township, according to police a silver Chrysler Pacifica bearing Maryland plates was rented from Enterprise in Lehighton and used during this theft. On December 13, the silver car was returned and the same individual rented a maroon Chrysler Pacifica with Pennsylvania Plates from the same Enterprise in Lehighton.