The last nine years have been the warmest in 140 years.
NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the past nine years have been the warmest in more than 140 years in the history of meteorology.
Documents indicate that the La Niña weather event had a significant impact on rising temperatures. According to scientists, this is of great importance, since the La Niña phenomenon usually causes colder temperatures around the world.
NASA experts note that 2022 has become the fifth warm year in the history of meteorology.
“In the climate change model, we see warming everywhere in the world in the long term, with the exception of the deep waters of the Antarctic oceans,” said NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt.
And he adds: “Unfortunately, we expect 2023 to be warmer than 2022. (NOAA) indicates that the average global temperature in 2022 was 14.76 degrees Celsius. According to scientists, carbon dioxide emissions caused an increase in the average global temperatures by 1.1 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial renaissance Scientists warn that a 1.5 degree Celsius increase in global average temperature would have dire consequences.
“According to our calculations, if we burn all possible fossil fuels, then by the end of the century the atmosphere could become as warm as it was cold during the ice age,” adds Schmidt, noting that 2024 will also be warm, since the middle 1970s There is a steady increase in the temperature of the planet.
The NOAA report indicated that the temperature of the world’s oceans in 2022 reached a record level, surpassing the previous record recorded in 2021.
In addition, scientists have found that the extent of sea ice in Antarctica in 2022 was the lowest since 1987, threatening the region’s animals and plants.