The fact that global warming can cause the death of all mankind has long been known. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the seriousness of this problem, since climate change is occurring so slowly that it is almost impossible to notice them without comparing the temperature indicators of different years. Recently, several organizations have immediately shared some sad statistics – it turns out that over the past 100 years, the average temperature of the earth has risen remarkably, and the last five years have been the hottest in modern history.
Practically the same observations were shared by several organizations: NASA , the World Meteorological Station and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Instrumental temperature measurements in the United States began in 1880, and if we compare the figures of those times with the current, our planet has become 1 degree celsius hotter. The five of the hottest years included 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Temperature records were also taken by Europe, New Zealand, and Russia. The temperature increase, of course, can be traced on the surface of the water – records are noted in the South Pacific and in the Atlantic. In addition to the fact that the planet is getting hotter, the level of the oceans are also rising, causing water to oxidiate and glaciers to melt.
All this information was collected by 6300 meteorological stations located throughout the world. Researchers also take into account information from Antarctic stations and vessels that measure the temperature of the water. More recently, scientists have learned that the colour of the water may be an indicator of the onset of global warming – by the end of the 21st century they may become more blue and green.