2018 continued worrying warming trend according to multiple climate reports

Earth’s long-term warming trend can be seen in this visualization of NASA’s global temperature record which shows how the planet’s temperatures are changing over time compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980. The record is shown as a runni

Global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, an affiliate of Columbia University's Earth Institute.

The UN's World Meterological Organisation said in November that 2018 was set to be the fourth warmest year in recorded history, stressing the urgent need for action to rein in runaway planetary warming.

"2018 is yet again an extremely warm year on top of a long-term global warming trend".

Global temperatures now stand 1 degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, above the average temperature of the late 19th century. The NOAA data ranks 2018 as Australia's third warmest year since 1910.

Temperatures in both 2016 and 2015 were lifted by an El Niño, a natural event which can disrupt weather patterns worldwide every few years and releases heat from the tropical Pacific Ocean into the atmosphere. NASA said it's happening and will continue to happen for years to come.

New data confirms last year was one of the hottest ever recorded, and British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be even hotter than 2018.

What to watch for in Trump's State of the Union address
President Ronald Reagan delayed his address in 1986 after the Challenger space shuttle exploded, killing all seven crew members. Despite the shutdown, the USA economy added a robust 304,000 jobs in January, marking 100 straight months of job growth.

The Earth experienced its fourth-hottest year in more than 136 years in 2018. But in the long-term, the two agencies strongly agree on the pace and trajectory of global warming.

This also means Toronto's temperature rose above the global average. It was the fourth highest since 1880, the earliest year for which records are available.

"People place way too much emphasis on a single year, usually to re-enforce a story, or a narrative, they have in their mind, already", he said. Climate scientists say that the higher rainfall is largely due to warming oceans, which cause more evaporation that in turn leads to more rain.

Also in 2018, the United States suffered 14 weather and climate disasters with costs surpassing $1 billion during a warmer- and wetter-than-average year, NOAA reports.

In January, the same organization warned that levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide will rise by a near-record amount in 2019.

Hurricane Michael was responsible for $25 billion in damages, Hurricane Florence cost an additional $24 billion and the stretch of wildfires that scorched the western us cost another $24 billion.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortnite: how to merge accounts
Feb 11, 2019 - 02:23
Nearly everything on the secondary account gets moved to the primary account , and then the secondary will be disabled . Sometimes it's hard to keep track of all your loot or how many wins or chicken dinners you have on each account.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Macedonia's NATO Journey Not Over Yet, Experts Warn
Feb 11, 2019 - 00:47
He said that the process being used for the ratification is demeaning for parliament and "unprecedented". He said that his government had "done its patriotic duty" and would be judged by people and history.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Zealand survive tight close to claim India T20 series 2-1
Feb 11, 2019 - 00:46
The morale-boosting victory for New Zealand came after being whipped 4-1 by India in the earlier one-day worldwide series. Just like the first T20I, New Zealand openers Colin Munro and Tim Seifert gave their side a wonderful start.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Can Sarri take solace in Guardiola's slow start at City?
Feb 10, 2019 - 03:31
The only problem with the switch is that you then don't have Milner in midfield - the leader in the middle of the park. There are reasons but we can not speak too much about that in public because it always sounds like excuses.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Men who have smoked marijuana are more fertile
Feb 10, 2019 - 03:20
The majority of the men participating had normal sperm counts , suggesting that other conception issues may have been the issue. If you're a male looking to increase your chances of getting a woman pregnant, you may want to start smoking marijuana .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elizabeth Warren kicks off 2020 bid for US president
Feb 10, 2019 - 02:36
She meant to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability. Warren told the crowd on Saturday, "It won't be enough to just undo the awful acts of this administration".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump's taxes on House Democrats' agenda
Feb 10, 2019 - 02:05
House Democrats have a long list of Trump-focused issues to probe after being stifled for two years by majority Republicans. Why hasn't Trump released his tax returns? Lawmakers could then eventually make the records public, if they so choose.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Supreme Court blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law
Feb 10, 2019 - 01:56
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch noted their dissent but did not join the Kavanaugh opinion. And, it could show how these Justices will come down on the greatest issue of our time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Another nuclear pact with US in trouble: Russia
Feb 10, 2019 - 01:18
It confirmed that the missile successfully reached its target, a practice range in the country's far east. "We will respond to them in a tit-for-tat manner", he stressed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Frank Robinson, MVP, first black manager, dies at 83
Feb 09, 2019 - 01:15
The Orioles set a baseball record by losing their first 21 that season and ended up with a then-franchise worst 107 losses. What people said about him: " Frank Robinson and I were more than baseball buddies".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mexican drug cartel targeting Australia
Feb 09, 2019 - 01:07
Video released by the AFP shows a number of boxes containing large white bricks of the drug, and three people being taken into custody.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NASA's First Deep Space Mini Spacecraft Go Silent
Feb 09, 2019 - 01:05
NASA now says that theMarCO spacecraft have stopped communicating and it is assumed we will never hear from EVE or Wall-E again. NASA launched a pair of spacecraft that were very small, about the size of a briefcase, known collectively as MarCO a year ago .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top British actor Albert Finney, of 'Erin Brockovich,' 'Bourne' movies, dead at 82
Feb 09, 2019 - 00:58
He had been treated for kidney cancer in 2011 but recovered and went on to appear in the Bond film Skyfall and The Bourne Legacy . He credited the headmaster of his local school, Eric Simms, for recommending that he attend the renowned drama school.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Read National Enquirer's response to Jeff Bezos's bombshell Medium post
Feb 09, 2019 - 00:51
Pecker is now cooperating with federal investigators who are looking into the company's involvement with the Trump campaign. The Bezos-Enquirer tussle may be another instance where the legal questions are eclipsed by a broader battle.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ariana Grande fires back at Grammys boss over ceremony snub story
Feb 09, 2019 - 00:34
The performance would have been Grande's first since releasing her new album, Thank U, Next , which drops on Friday. Producer Ken Ehrlich told press that she had cancelled as it was "too late for her to pull something together".