STATES CHRONICLE – Last year’s heat records indicate the severe effects of global warming which affected and continues to affect our planet. Due to the outcomes of several statistics, 2016 is known to be the hottest year. This conclusion was based on the high temperatures which reached worrying records. The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service declared that almost two hundred countries recorded extreme temperatures in 2016.
A new report confirmed that 2016 was declared the hottest year, exceeding the records established in 2015 since the most reliable records date back to the 19th century. Unfortunately, the Arctic was the area where temperatures showed a severe increase. Nevertheless, other many locations on Earth like Asia and Africa recorded unusual high temperatures.
What is more, some area from Antarctica and South America appeared to be cooler than they usually are. In 2016, the average temperature of worldwide surface temperatures was estimated to be of 14.8 degrees Celsius higher than they were before the Industrial Revolution which developed the use of fossil fuels. Back in 2015, two hundred countries decided to limit global warming during the summit which took place in Paris.
Their goal was to restrict the temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial period. What is more, they wanted to enable efforts to stop the increase in temperatures to 1.5 degree Celsius as part of their tendency to switch to clean energy. Copernicus declared that the heat records from 2016 proved a rise in temperatures of 0.2 degrees Celsius compared to 2015.
These extreme temperatures were registered due to the weather events caused by El Nino in the Pacific Ocean which fueled the release of heat into the atmosphere, but they were also boosted by the development of greenhouse gasses into the air. The primary authority on climate change, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization, gathered information from a British dataset and two US databases.
This data which was collected will be soon published. Dick Dee, the deputy head of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, has declared that the data presented on January 5th were drawn from several satellite measurements utilized to forecast the weather and temperature stations. If specialists were to compare these different sets of evidence, they would have realized that they were in agreement.
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