The average temperature in 2018 was 0.83 °C higher than in the middle of the last century.
Last year top four hottest years in history. The record became the 2016 year, in second place 2017, the third — 2015.
In 2018, the global temperature was 0.83 °C higher than the 1951-1980 years. In General, compared to the 1880-ies (when observations began), the planet was warmer by about 1 °C. For the most part, this is due to increased emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
The NASA findings are based on data from 6,300 meteorological stations around the world.
“The long-term effects of global warming already being felt in coastal floods, heat waves, heavy precipitation and ecosystem change,” said Gavin Schmidt, Director of the space research Institute of the name Goddard. According to him, further warming would cause prolonged droughts and other extreme weather events.
Strongest warming trends are manifested in the Arctic region, where in 2018 the observed large-scale melting of ice.
As reported by “Around the world. Ukraine”, to the emergence of the human species has caused global warming.