Climate Change: Global Warming Was Record High In 2016

According to NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, it has been 125,000 years since the world was as warm as 2016. NOAA announced that at several points last year, individual months broke global temperature records. Temperature data from the UK Met Office and NASA reveals that 2016 is the hottest year ever recorded. Dr. Andrew King, a climate extremes researcher from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Sciences, University of Melbourne states that it is undoubtedly humans are driving this global warming.
In contrast, absolute temperature depends on features and stations such as forests, mountains and cities that might not be covered by existing measurements. In spite of evidence that rising temperatures are responsible for severe weather conditions and forest fires, it is hard to apply action without data tha shows the severity of the situation. NASA figures reveal that the Artic is warming twice as fast as the global average. Artic warming is in large part due to human activity.
Since the industrial revolution, a vast amount of carbon dioxide has been released into the atmosphere. Climate change scientists are concerned about the commitment of the U.S. in reducing carbon emissions and other greenhouse gasses, this comes after President Trump assumed office. The destruction of marine ecology is one of the symptoms of rising oceanic temperatures. Global warming is causing rise of sea level, coastal erosions and coral bleaching.
Long term trends is the single most important thing that will give us information on the future. The planet is getting absolutely hotter. According to researchers, 57 degrees is NOAA’s estimate but they cautioned that this number is much less accurate than the amount of change as reported in an article by Morochos.
In December 2015, the U.K. Met office predicted a record warm for 2016. In early 2016, Gavin Schmidt from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies stated that 2016 will be 1.3 degrees Celsius above late 19th century temperatures. The predication was remarkably close to the reported 1.2 degrees Celsius rise. For 2017, NOAA forecasts a slightly cooler year than 2016 but still among the hottest year as reported in an article by Scroll.In.

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