CNN A new report released Wednesday details how was another year of extremes for Earth's climate, adding to a litany of evidence exposing the grim reality of our warming world. StateOfClimate The global annual average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration rose to StateOfClimate Global average sea level rose to a new record high last year and was about 3. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
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The Earth had its hottest May ever last month, continuing an unrelenting climate change trend as is set to be among the hottest 10 years ever, scientists with the Copernicus Climate Change Service announced on Friday. The most above-average temperatures were recorded over parts of Siberia — where temperatures were up to 10 degrees Celsius above average — as well as Alaska and Antarctica, according to the new research. The last month period, from June to May , was nearly 0. Globally, May was 0. The continuous upward trend in global temperatures results from greenhouse gas emissions that change the climate. And six of the warmest years on record were during the past decade. Human-caused global warming shows no signs of decline. Nations in the Paris Agreement on climate change vowed to cap emissions to curb global warming to 1.
CNN Last month was the hottest May on record worldwide, a European climate agency has reported, with temperatures in Siberia rising 10 degrees Celsius 18 degrees Fahrenheit above their normal levels. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos What coronavirus could teach us about the climate crisis
The past decade was the hottest ever recorded globally, with either the second or third warmest year on record, as the climate crisis accelerated temperatures upwards worldwide, scientists have confirmed. Every decade since has been warmer than the preceding decade, with the period between and the hottest yet since worldwide temperature records began in the 19th century. The increase in average global temperature is rapidly gathering pace, with the last decade up to 0. The past six years, to , have been the warmest since global records began, a period that has included enormous heatwaves in the US, Europe and India, freakishly hot temperatures in the Arctic, and deadly wildfires from Australia to California to Greece. Last year was either the second hottest year ever recorded, according to Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or the third hottest year, as recorded by the UK Met Office. Overall, the world has heated up by about 1C on average since the pre-industrial era. The report, compiled by scientists from more than 60 countries and published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , outlines the myriad ways that rising temperatures are altering the planet and human life, including:. Sea-surface temperatures were the second warmest on record last year, surpassed only by The heating up of the ocean and melting of glaciers caused global sea levels to hit a new high point of 3. Greenhouse gas levels hit their highest level ever recorded in