2018 became one of the hottest in the history
22:54 Thu, 7 Feb 2019 Telegraph UNIAN Photo: Facebook news environment: the world meteorological organization calls this a clear sign of long-term climate change.
The world meteorological organization (WMO) said that 2018 is ranked fourth in the list of the hottest in history. Experts believe this is a clear sign of long-term climate change.
In four of the hottest first place is 2016. According to WMO, the temperature reached the average by 1.2 degrees Celsius higher than in pre-industrial times, reports Voice of America.
Experts point out that the warming in the atmosphere is influenced by the powerful phenomenon of El niño, causing rising sea temperatures in the tropical Pacific. In 2018, the temperature was 1 degree Celsius above average pre-industrial era. However, meteorologists say that the ranking of individual years is not as important as long-term temperature trend .
As noted in WMO in climate change involved and other factors besides temperature. Official representative of the organization Claire Nullis recalls that play an important role and extreme weather events.
“Of course, continuing the work in 2019, we’re seeing more extreme weather events… in different parts of the world, including the threat of extreme cold in North America, record heat and wildfires in Australia, high temperatures and rain in some parts of South America.”
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While Australia experienced the hottest January in its history, East has hit an unprecedented cold. According to Nullis, severe frosts do not refute the fact that the world is climate change.
“We are dealing not only with climate change. There is also the daily weather. In the southern hemisphere it’s summer, so we expect high temperatures. In the Northern hemisphere winter – we expect low temperatures. But now in the southern hemisphere, the extreme heat. Beaten a lot of records,” she explains.
According to Nullis, not all of the heat waves can be attributed to climate change, but extreme heat is one of the symptoms of climate change and one of its expected symptoms.
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