Saturday, 16 February, 2019

2018 was fourth-hottest year on record

Disasters Climate Change 2018 Fourth Hottest Year Ever Recorded According to NOAA and NASA Disasters Climate Change 2018 Fourth Hottest Year Ever Recorded According to NOAA and NASA
Frank Williams | 09 February, 2019, 21:39

The past five years have been the warmest years since records began in the late 1800s, according to NASA and NOAA.

From 1981 onward, the average increase in global temperature doubled from 0.13 degrees Fahrenheit (0.07 degrees Celsius) per decade since 1880, to 0.31 degrees Fahrenheit / 0.17 degrees Celsius, with the hottest four years to date recorded as 2016, 2017, 2015, and 2018, according to the analysis.

Specifically, NASA said global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit above the average from 1951 to 1980.

The records also show that the annual temperature of the Old Continent increased at an average rate of 0.12 Celsius degrees per decade since 1910, although it has nearly quadrupled to 0.43 Celsius since 1981.

Sadly, the increasingly warm temperatures are being caused by human activity due to the growing numbers of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. It also said that the 20 warmest years in history all occurred within the last 22 years.

"We're no longer talking about a situation where global warming is something in the future", said Gavin A. Schmidt, who is the director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

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The human toll also was high, with 247 killed and many more injured in weather and climate disasters. While most people associate climate change with rising sea levels and melting glaciers, the effects of global warming are more profound than most realize. But in the contiguous 48 states, 2018 marked the 14th warmest on record.

Even an increase of 1.5 degrees will have dire consequences, according to the United Nations science panel on climate change.

Trump has vowed to pull out of the 2015 Paris agreement forged by almost 200 countries, including the U.S. The pact sets a goal of keeping global warming "well below" 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit over pre-industrial levels, a threshold meant to avert the most devastating and irreversible effects of climate change.

Last year, 29 countries - including much of Europe and the Middle East - and the continent of Antarctica had their hottest years on record, said Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist with the nonprofit research organization. Scientists have linked climate change to more destructive hurricanes like Michael and Florence past year, and have found links to such phenomena as the polar vortex, which last week delivered bone-chilling blasts to the American Midwest and Northeast.

The 2018 global temperature reports were originally scheduled for release in mid-January, but they were delayed because the 35-day partial government shutdown prevented government scientists from finalizing their calculations.

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