2019 broke records and is not exactly good. Although 2016 still ranks first, 2019 was official the second warmest year since modern records have been preserved, that is, since 1880. So approved NASA this week and this is reflected in the graph released by Antti Lipponen, Physicist and researcher at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland).
Lipponen is based on temperature data published by the NASA GIS Institute and reflects temperature development in all countries. As per explained The researcher: “The trend continues as before, which means that we will continue to warm up.” And not for nothing, because not only The past five years have been the warmest in the past 140 yearsHowever, global temperatures in 2019 were 0.95 ° C above the 20th century average.
A look back at climate and global temperature change since 1880
Globally year 2019 was the second warmest on record 🌡(2016 is the warmest so far). This animation shows the temperature change by country from year 1880 to 2019. #climate #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #dataviz #climateviz
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— Antti Lipponen (@anttilip) January 15, 2020
This graphic, in which all countries are arranged alphabetically from left to right, clearly shows this The rise in temperature can be felt in every corner of the world, Each country is illuminated with a color scale that indicates the increase or decrease (usually the increase) in temperature in each country compared to 1880, and the interpretation that can be made is what NASA did: it is unlikely that “the pre-industrial temperature is reached again.
One pattern that can be seen in the graphic is, as Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute, emphasizes: since the 1960s, all decades have been warmer than the previous ones, Smichdt also stresses that we passed this point of no return in 2015 and stresses that climate change is real and not “derived from a weather phenomenon”. So real is that even Tardigrades, considered the most resistant species on earth, They are threatened by climate change,
They claim from NASA that “climate dynamics often affect regional temperatures so that not all regions of the world experience the same warming”. It is striking that at the same time the annual average of the United States is the 34th highest in the registry and is thus “warmer than the average” that Donald Trump has brought to the country that governs the Paris Treaty, Similarly, they highlight “that the Arctic has warmed up more than three times faster than the rest of the world since 1970 “.
And is that climate change? It is not something that only works in the long term, but also has an impact on the daily basis. What does that mean? That elements like rain, dryness, heat or fog are also changed demonstrated recently from the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences in Zurich. In other words, non-climate change is not only a slow and gradual change, it is also lived on a daily basis.