10 de agosto de 2017, 17:14Washington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) A new annual report on the weather in the world, confirmed that 2016 must be considered as the warmest year in a period of 137 consecutive years of keeping registrations.
The report came out just days after The New York Times published a draft US government report on climate, which said that the average temperature in the United States had risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and that recent decades had been the warmest in the past 1,500 years.
One of the surest signals that local governments are taking climate change seriously is that they're looking for new ways to pay for it. He felt the charge of suppression, given Trump's spotty record on transparency, was explosive, and hence, the stakes are higher to get the facts right.
Scientists are anxious about this year's climate report.
"Some call it climate change; some call it something else", Crossley said in a phone interview. These scientists suggest that the country is already feeling a significant impact from climate change.
The various agencies have until August 18 to prepare the final report in order to meet the timeline imposed by Congress.
The comprehensive report came days after The New York Times publicized a draft of a separate major climate change report that is awaiting Trump administration approval.
In its six months to date, it chose a climate-science denier to lead the Environmental Protection agency; rolled back two dozen regulations limiting air, water, and land pollution; and announced a US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement to limit carbon emissions.
A government agency on Thursday released a report which concluded 2016 was the Earth's warmest year on record.
In the Arctic, average land surface temperatures were 3.6 degrees above the 30-year average and broke the previous record high by 1.4 degrees.
With a medium degree of confidence, the authors linked the contribution of human-caused warming to rising temperatures over the Western and Northern United States. His stance sets the U.S.at odds with almost every other nation on Earth, all but two of which are part of the 2015 Paris agreement to try to cap global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The oceans have risen an average of 0.13 inches per year over the past two decades, the report stated. If greenhouse-gas emissions remain high and few steps are undertaken to better manage water resources, chronic long-lasting shortages - or hydrological drought - are possible by 2100.
The report noted that greenhouse gases, global surface temperature, average sea surface temperature and global sea level were the highest on record.
Via NOAA: "This graph shows glacier mass balance - the difference between ice lost through melting and ice gained through new snowfall - each year since 1980 (blue bars) for the 44 glaciers in the World Glacier Monitoring Service's reference network".
Released annually, the NOAA's State of the Climate report (pdf) has contained consistently "frightening" results over the last several years. In fact, the USA is already experiencing rising temperatures, more flooding in coastal zones, and an increase in the number of extreme weather events like heat waves and heavy rain.