The apprehension was there and now the recent annual report put out by NASA and NOAA has given the confirmation. It is about the fact that 2018 happened to be the fourth hottest year on record. The remaining four in the top five have all managed to be the hottest year in the last five-year period. The sad part is, it will only get warmer. The year 2018 had broken quite a number of records and unfortunately, none of them turned to be good. What’s more, 2018 also turned out to be the wettest year for America in 35 years. If the precipitation records since 1895 are taken into consideration, it happened to be the third wettest year.
As far as the predictions go, things are set to get worse. Australia has already surpassed their temperature record set in the month of January and with the event of El Nino, a possibility, 2019 will most probably follow the trend. Just a day back, the Annual Global Analysis for 2018 was released by NASA and NOAA. The delay is caused because of the government shutdown but now it has the backed of independent reports from the Met Office of UK, the World Meteorological Organization, the Japanese Meteorological Agency, and the United Nations. So, it is extremely difficult to argue against the report.
Right from the year 1880, the surface temperature all over the world has gone up by 1 degree. The rise in temperature has been driven mainly due to emissions coming out from greenhouse gases and CO2. Now, almost everyone knows that this problem can be brought down to a considerable level through cooperation among international countries. The ultimate demonstration of this was about the ozone layer’s hole getting smaller.
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