It looks like tough times lie ahead. The planet earth is heating up at a record pace that has not been seen since the past millennium or so.
The earth is warming up at a breakneck speed. This makes it likely that it will go on increasing in its climatic temperature for some time more unless radical steps are taken to counter the trend.
This is the first time in the last millennium that such high temperatures have been recorded. NASA’s scientists gave this report regarding the earth’s thermal situation at present.
This year alone, during the summer months, there have been sweltering temperatures that tanned populations around the world a reddish mellow. The global temperatures reached 1.38 degrees Celsius above the levels that were extant in the 19th century.
This is dangerously close to the temperatures that were agreed upon for maintenance levels in the Paris Climate Accord. July was a sultry month and since October 2015, a new high in temperatures has been set that was unexpected.
When the records are examined since the past years, they show that never have such drastic changes been seen since the past millennium.
Especially since the past generation or so, things have really escalated to the point where everything about the temperature ad weather has turned upside down and topsy turvy.
What is needed is to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a sizable amount. This though is by no means an easy job since it requires drastic steps which will affect the economy of every nation on earth.
The measures that are being taken are just not enough. The chances are 99% on the spot that 2016 will be the warmest year since it has also been subject to the El Nino effect. The year before this, that is 2015, also broke all previous records especially those set in 2014.
Humanity will have to put two and two together to find a solution to global warming. The trend towards ever-increasing temperatures is not going to end anytime soon.
Besides this condition is here for the long term. It will not change for a century or more. So we need to think fast. Global temperatures increased from 4 degrees Celsius to 7 degrees Celsius over the past 5000 years, according to the Guardian.
Yet since the past 100 years, the temperatures have simply skyrocketed. This global warming has severe consequences for coastal cities around the world and it also messes up the weather trends which just go haywire.