2017 was the second hottest year on Earth since 1880


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Climate scientists from NASA concluded that 2017 was the second warmest year for the planet since 1880 after 2016. However, if you do not take into account the impact of the current El niño, 2017 will be considered the warmest year in history.

According to the analysis by NASA, the global temperature of the Earth’s surface in 2017 is estimated as the second on record – since 1880. Insights after there were reports that in the next 30 years could happen a mini-ice age. Quite difficult to understand that the Earth’s temperature may fall to very low levels for decades after the heat, which the planet has experienced in the past year.

According to a report published by the scientists of space research Institute of the name Goddard NASA in new York, the average temperature in 2017 was higher by 0.90 degrees Celsius. “Despite cold weather in different parts of the world, the temperature on the planet as a whole continues the trend of rapid warming that we are witnessing the last 40 years,” said study author Gavin Schmidt (Gavin Schmidt).

The increasing warmth of the planet is primarily due to increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the atmosphere.

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