Global warming in 2016, broke records, the researchers found

The average temperature in the world for the third year in a row, breaking records that confirms the threat of global warming on Earth, causing unprecedented heat wave in India, large-scale fires in North America and the melting of glaciers in the Arctic.

This is confirmed by the research of several Western agencies, said Reuters, reports «UKRINFORM».

«The average temperature of the earth’s surface and oceans in 2016 was higher by 0.94 degrees Celsius than the average throughout the twentieth century, which amounted to 13.9 degrees Celsius,» — said in the message with reference to the National oceanic and atmospheric administration (USA).

The U.S. space Agency NASA reported almost identical data. In addition, the met office in Britain and the University of East Anglia that also track global temperature for the UN, confirmed that the 2016 set the record heat.

The average temperature has risen due to anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and natural phenomenon El niño, which produces heat from the Pacific ocean, says the publication.

«We do not expect temperature records every year, but long-term warming trend can be traced very clearly», — the newspaper quotes the Director of the Goddard Institute for space studies, NASA’s Gavin Schmidt.

As a consequence of global warming (less than a degree) arise from large-scale forest fires, particularly in the U.S. and Canada last year, and melting glaciers in the Arctic, which leads to an increase in global sea level.

The data is supported by the results of many international organizations, published two days before the inauguration of US President Donald trump, which casts doubt that global climate change caused by human activity.

In December 2015 conference in Paris the governments of 195 countries agreed on a plan for phasing out production and use of fossil fuels and switching to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy.




Global warming in 2016, broke records, the researchers found 19.01.2017

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