Scientists say the past year has been the second warmest since temperatures have been measured, 150 years. An "almost-record" which highlights a little more the extent of global warming that is underway.
2019 will have failed to beat 2016, and this is the only small consolation. Wednesday January 15, as noted the british daily The Guardian, scientists have announced that the past year has been the warmest since temperature measurements have been made, in other words 150 years. 2016 was even warmer, “But that year, specifies the London newspaper, the temperatures had been boosted because of the El Niño episode "[a particular climatic phenomenon, which is characterized by abnormally high water temperatures in the eastern part of the South Pacific Ocean]".
A higher temperature of about 1.1 ° C compared to the period 1850-1900
Compared to the pre-industrial era, the climate has changed significantly The Guardian, which explains :
The average temperature in 2019 was about 1.1 ° C above the average for 1850-1900; that is, before the large-scale diffusion of fossil fuels begins. Scientists around the world have warned that global warming above 1.5 ° C will significantly worsen extreme weather conditions and cause suffering for hundreds of millions of people. ”
If precise temperature measurements could only be possible from the second half of the XIXe century, other scientific techniques allow to compare the climate of today with that of much more distant times. So according to The Guardian :
"Data from ice cores indicates that today's temperatures were last seen on earth at least 100,000 years ago."
Can we nevertheless expect an improvement for the coming year?
Not at all according to the British daily newspaper which reports that "According to the British National Meteorological Service, 2020 may well set a new record and will most likely be among the hottest three years in history."
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