2016 have been the warmest year so far. Last year was recorded as the hottest mainly for the effects of the El Niño phenomenon, but the Nasa analysis found that this is the warmest year ever.
According to the Nasa, 2016 is the hottest year ever recorded. This is alarming because it means that 16 of the 17 hottest years have been recorded in this century. The El Niño weather phenomenon is a factor that increased temperatures in the first months of 2016, but the problem of climate change is mainly caused by the greenhouse gas emissions derived from human activities.This fact makes us realize the consequences of global warming and why it’s important to adopt green alternatives that benefit the planet.
The warmest September
determined that September 2016 was the warmest September in 136 years
of temperature monitoring. The analysis found that September was 0.91C warmer than the average temperature from the years 1951 to 1980. The monthly temperature monitoring of this year has reported highs which suggest that 2016 is the hottest year so far.
September 2016 was just 0.004C warmer than the reached temperature in September 2014. This small margin could be checked in future reports because temperatures vary as they go up and down. An example of these temperature changes is the report of June 2016, which was recorded as the warmest June, but later the next revised reports showed that it was the third warmest.
Temperatures recorded in 2015
Last year was the hottest year recorded by modern temperature monitoring. The high temperatures in 2015 were in part caused the El Niño phenomenon, but Gavin Schmidt, director of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, affirmed that 2015 would have been the hottest year even without the climate effects of the El Niño.
According to the World Meteorological Organization, at least half of the extreme weather phenomena have been induced by humans. Indeed, it exists the possibility that high temperatures increase 10 times in some cases. This statistics should lead us to take personal measures and changes habits that may reduce the increase of climate impact.
By Nestor Chayelle