NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Jan. 18, that global surface temperatures in 2016 were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880. The finding was based on results of independent analyses by both agencies.
In Western Montana, global warming is obvious. Scientists are studying melting glaciers at Glacier National Park and Native Americans are seeing it firsthand in their homelands. Some tribal leaders there are looking to their ancestral values as they adapt to climate change.