Humanity is radically disrupting the planet.
In a succinct new video launched Thursday, NASA announced that 2020 tied 2016 for the warmest yr on report. Importantly, the science company underscored this warming is a part of a stark development, largely brought on by heat-trapping greenhouse gases amassing in the atmosphere.
“The final decade was the warmest decade on report,” stated NASA. The company’s trendy temperature information return effectively over a century, to 1880. And within the final forty years, Earth’s temperature rise has been accelerating.
On Earth, the final 44 years have all been hotter than common, and have grown more and more sizzling. This would not occur except the planet was frequently warming, Alan Hamlet, an affiliate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences on the College of Notre Dame, told Mashable. Hamlet had no position in NASA’s 2020 local weather evaluation.
“The warming of the earth is unequivocal,” he stated.