2018 was the fourth hottest year ever recorded

09 February, 2019, 04:20 | Author: Tara Reeves
  • Earth’s long-term warming trend can be seen in this visualization of NASA’s global temperature record which shows how the planet’s temperatures are changing over time compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980. The record is shown as a runni

NASA, NOAA, JMA, Berkeley Earth and the UK Met Office all agree: 2018 was the fourth hottest year in the record books. The NOAA study, which uses a different methodology, agreed.

"You get ups and downs - years that are a little bit warmer, a little bit cooler - but the long-term underlying trend is very, very clear", said NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt, who worked on the space agency's analysis. 6, scientists from NASA and NOAA issued their analysis of the global climate, including its economic impact, in 2018.

Not content with being the fourth-hottest year since 1880, when it first became possible to collect reliable and consistent global temperatures, in the U.S. 2018 was the wettest year in 35 years and the third wettest since precipitation records began in 1895.

NOAA and NASA scientists say that in regards to global temperatures, the foot is on the accelerator.

Temperatures in 2018 were higher than average across much of the globe, including most of the lower 48 United States, and the Arctic is warming two to three times faster than the global average, federal scientists said. The analysis, based on the monitoring performed by five leading worldwide organisations, also shows that the global average surface temperature in 2018 was approximately 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial (1850-1900) baseline. The year ranked just behind 2016, the warmest year ever, 2015, which was the second warmest, and 2017, the third warmest. "Predictions now suggest around a 10 per cent chance of at least one year between 2019 and 2023 temporarily exceeding 1.5°C". Nine eastern states had their wettest years on record, "an exclamation point on a trend of big rain" in the age of climate change, Arndt said.

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The average surface temperature was 1.0 degree Celsius above average in the pre-industrial era (1850-1900). Levels of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have not been as prevalent on Earth for at least 3 million years - a period when the seas were 10-20 meters higher.

The text written by the United States institutions also highlighted that much of Europe, New Zealand and Middle East regions, as well as Russian Federation, recorded higher temperatures on land, while areas of the South Pacific Ocean and the North and South Atlantic also suffered maximum temperatures in the sea surface.

Dr Doug Smith, a Met Office Research Fellow added, "A run of temperatures of 1.0°C or above would increase the risk of a temporary excursion above the threshold of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels".

"That is not saying the Paris Agreement is done for... but it's a worrying sign", he said.

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