2013 was one of the warmest years since 1880

NASA 2013 annual temperature anomaliesBoth NASA and NOAA – US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – have issued a joint presentation on how climate change made 2013 one of the warmest year ever recorded.

It is worth showing to any climate change deniers you may know. According to NASA : ” NASA scientists say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. “

” With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 134-year record have all occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the warmest years on record “

Here is a nifty video that shows how fast Earth has been warming in the few previous decades :

 

Meanwhile, extreme weather events have been increasing both in size and in frequency. So far, 2014 has seen :

  • An unprecended drought in the US State of California ;
  • A remarkable polar vortex in the Northern part of  the United States ;
  • Exceptionally huge floods in the United Kingdom ;
  • The heaviest snowfall in decades struck Japan ;
  • A singular heatwave in Australia that halted the local Open tennis tournament…

The list could go on but I think you got the point : global warming is making our planet less and less hospitable. If climate weirding were to continue, no doubt that we would see more of such horrible events.

 

By Edouard

Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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