STATES CHRONICLE – September 2016 was considered by specialists to be the hottest month ever registered in modern times. NASA argued that the difference of temperatures between September 2014 and September 2016 was measured at 0.004 degrees Celsius. The last September was 0.9 degrees hotter than any another September from between 1951 and 1980. After a thorough research, specialists have revealed that the figures show an increase in the temperatures of every other month of the last 11 months.
Some measurements which were conducted in Antarctica unveiled that June 2016 was the third hottest June, after categorizing June 2015 and June 1998. The director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has claimed that the updates which are monthly registered do not display significant changes, but if the measurements of distant months are compared, the difference immediately pops up.
Long-term changes are more concerning than monthly increasing temperatures. NASA’s has calculated the temperatures based on the information published by 6,300 weather stations situated all over the world, also including buoys, ships and all kinds of devices which were designed to measure the water temperatures. The records used in the study date back to 1880s. Unfortunately, before this period the readings of temperatures were not sufficient and not as precise as they are nowadays. The advancement of technology contributed in this field, too.
Climate change is a real problem which concerns the whole planet, but only a few have decided to act upon the matter. Studies have proved that global warming has caused more powerful and even indestructible forest fires in the West of the US. Unfortunately, the size and the intensity of these terrible fires have doubled during the last thirty years because California’s vegetation died.
Other causes of global warming which have killed thousands of people are hurricanes. Let’s think for a second at those who lost their lives, their families and even their homes during the Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Sandy. When Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and New York, the powerful storm has killed 157 people, causing enormous financial damages. Besides all these disappointing information, scientists have also asserted that the frequency of floods had tripled between 1800 and 2000.
Are we going to save ourselves? It all depends on our attitude. If we dream of changes, we need to start working to accomplish them.
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