“It was the hottest June on record”, said Jessica Blunden, NOAA climate scientist.
Beathau Wazaninka, right, sits next to her daughter Ariella as she fans herself at the Marcy Avenue subway stop during a hot weather advisory, Monday July 20, 2015 in New York.
Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for equally the thirty day period and the very first 50 % of the yr.
“This was the third smallest June extent since records began in 1979”, NOAA said.
The report titled “State of the Climate in 2014” was published as a special supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
“Climate change is a long-term driver, so that’s like standing on an escalator as it goes up”, Deke Arndt, head of climate monitoring at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), told Mashable.
Record temperatures observed near the Earth’s surface: Four independent global datasets showed that 2014 was the warmest year on record.
In the past, records were broken by only one or two-hundredths of a degree, not one-quarter.
The picture is even more dramatic when the half-year statistics are considered.
The first six months of 2015 were one-sixth of a degree warmer than the old record, set in 2010, averaging 57.83 degrees (14.35 Celsius).
In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several markers such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases ─ setting new records.
But in 2010, the El Nino petered out.
“If that takes place, it is really just heading to go off the charts”, Blunden said. Africa had above-average temperatures across most of the continent throughout 2014, Australia saw its third warmest year on record, Mexico had its warmest year on record, and Argentina and Uruguay each had their second warmest year on record. Southern Pakistan had a June heatwave that killed more than 1,200 people – which, according to an global database, makes it the eighth deadliest in the world since 1900.
NASA reports the combined average global temperature at 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit above average, while NOAA’s latest calculations show the temperatures around 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the average for the 20th century. This year, forecasters are predicting this El Nino will get much better, not weaker.
“This is what anthropogenic global warming appears to be like like, just hotter and hotter”, claimed Jonathan Overpeck, co-director of the Institute of the Environment at the College of Arizona.