New data submitted by the American aerospace Agency NASA and the National oceanic and atmospheric administration, suggests that the past April was the hottest in the entire history of observations, that is, at least 135 years.
Reported another temperature record meteorologist Eric Holthaus noted that April was the sixth consecutive month, the temperature in which was more than a percentage above the average figure for the years 1951-1980. In the near future will be published new data that, according to the specialist, almost certainly confirm that the temperature records are set for twelve consecutive months, reports The Independent.
Eric Holthaus called received data is frightening. According to him, to some extent, the warming this year was to be expected because it is due to El Nino, a cyclical warming of the surface layer water in the Equatorial Pacific ocean. However, the rate of increase in average global temperatures began to many experts by surprise. “We are in a situation when it is difficult to predict what will happen next,” — said the researcher.
The effects of global warming, if it continues, according to the weatherman, will be very noticeable. Now due to the increase in temperature of the oceans has a huge number of bleached coral colonies, which can further ruin them and affect numerous ecosystems.
Experts suggest that temperature records of humanity should wait for another four to six months, after which, in all probability, will occur a slight decline in global temperatures due to natural cyclical processes. However, the vast majority of experts agree in opinion that for observed in many regions of the world today warming are not only the natural background, but the impact of human activity.
In early February it was announced that 2015 was the hottest on record. Even then, climatologists have believed that it is likely that a record will be 2016.Related posts: