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2016 Confirmed as the Warmest Year in 137 Years

A new annual report on the weather in the world, confirmed that 2016 must be considered as the warmest year in a period of 137 consecutive years of keeping registrations

A report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that the global temperature of the planet’s surface and ocean in the 12 months of 2016, was a record, for the third consecutive year, with an increase oscillating from 0.45 to 0.56 Celsius degrees over the standard from 1981 to 2010.

US agencies had already reported this temperature record and so did other agencies from other countries, but the study published Thursday got deeper on this and other alarming details.

The report by investigators from the NOAA Environmental National Information Centers and with the contrbution of more than 450 scientists from almost 60 US states, pointed out that most of the climatic change warning signs followed the clues of a warming planet. The level of the sea and the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, also broke records that had been established in 2015 

The world average concentration of dioxide of carbon last year was 402,9 parts per million (ppm), an increase of 3,5 ppm compared to 12 previous months and the biggest annual increase observed in 58 years of records.

The global average of the sea level was about 3,25 inches (82 mm) higher than the one observed in 1993, when the satellite data collection began for this indicator began.

On the other hand, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic reached in March 2016, was the lowest in 37 years of records.

Ninety-three tropical cyclones with names , were reported through all the ocean basins during the 12 months, above the average of 82 storms per year in the 1981-2010 period.

Dissemination of this study occurs a few days after he the newspaper The New York Times unveiled the draft of a report on climate change drawn up by several U.S. agencies, which is waiting for approval by the government of Donald Trump.



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