May hottest month ever measured
Statistics show that in May in Finland, temperatures were 3-5 deg higher. Celsius than usual for this time of year. The same was true in Alaska. Overall, more than 20 measuring stations around the world recorded record temperatures in May.
But that’s not all. Australia has had a record warm autumn with temperatures nearly 2 degrees higher. Celsius above average. The same is true in the Arctic, where ice levels have been unusually low.
– This year’s climate turbulence gives us many reasonsófor alarm – said David Carlton of the World Climate Research Programme. – Rapid changes in the Arctic are the subject of a detailedól interest. What happens in the Arctic affects the rest of the world. The question is whether the rate of change will be the same? Can it accelerate? We are in uncharted territory – added.
Map of global temperatures in May 2016.
Scientists are constantly improving the quality of research and the instrumentóin, whichóthat measure the global aura. Therefore, we increasingly understand the damage thatóre caused by humans to the environment.
Meteorologists say the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations caused by human emissions has been exacerbated this year by the El Nino phenomenon.
– CO2 emissions into the atmosphere are now up 25 percent. greater than during the last great EL Nino in 1997. This all leads to a record increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations this year – said Richard Betts of the University of Exeter in the UK. We wrote about how 2016 will be a record year in this regard here. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will exceed próg 400 ppm and will get year round.
Global temperature records are broken month after month. All indications are that 2016 will be the hottest year on record for measuringóin temperature.