2018 was fourth-hottest year on record, NASA says

Persevering with a pattern of rising temperatures, 2018 was the fourth hottest yr on file, in keeping with a climate change report out Wednesday from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The previous 5 years have been the warmest within the fashionable file, the report stated, and 2018’s international temperatures had been 1.5 levels Fahrenheit, or 0.83 levels Celsius, above the imply temperatures for 1951-1980.

 

‘The impacts of long-term international warming are already being felt — in coastal flooding, warmth waves, intense precipitation and ecosystem change,’ stated Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Area Research. 2018 was fourth-hottest year on record, NASA says

The report additionally famous that warming is being felt most within the Arctic, the place sea ice continues to soften, elevating the ocean stage.

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