A new report says that the El Niño phenomenon will contribute greatly to the increasing global temperature. This year especially, most natural patterns will indicate the continued impact of the uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions.
Stephen Belcher, director at the Met Office Hadley Center, said that the natural patterns of ocean currents will make Pacific considerably warmer than usual, impacting various weather systems all across the world.
While 2015 could enter in the record books as the warmest meteorologically documented year, researchers say that the global temperature in the next 24 months will increase even more. Belcher warned that Earth’s climate is reaching a cornerstone, as the next two years may end up being the hottest years ever.
Although global warming skeptics used the slowdown in rising temperatures of the last decades as an excuse not to deal with the facts, more and more evidence of the ongoing climate change is surfacing. The head of the Met Office Hadley Center, professor Adam Scaife said that as the rest of the planet will get warmed, Europe will be subjected to cooler and lengthier winters and drier summers.
The last El Niño of this magnitude was the one from 1998, which took the global temperatures to new heights at the turn of the century. Researchers say that we can see the effects taking shape in the Earth’s atmosphere and oceanic temperature, and that the increasing greenhouse gas emissions are to be blamed.They also added that the changes will become more and more evident as they will soon start progressing at a much faster pace than we got used to. Scaife said that one day “we will look back on this period as an important turning point.”
Scientists from all over the world consider that is crucial for the world to focus on stopping global temperatures to rise more than a couple of degrees in the next couple of decades. And that is what the United Nations climate pact focuses on – limiting the rise of global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius. Researchers warned that if temperatures will continue to grow, the population will have to face more natural disasters like floods, storms, draughts, and the worst of them all, rising sea levels.
One study from last week showed that if all fossil-fuel was to be burned at the same time, a large part of Antarctica would melt and the sea level would rise by almost 200 feet. That is enough to swallow some of the biggest cities in the world, forcing about 1 billion people to abandon their cities.
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