2015 broke multiple records in global heat and change in sea level: Annual climate report
Some parts of Indian and Pacific ocean are seeing a faster rise in water levels.
New Delhi: The annual checkup of the Earth's climate showed that the year 2015 was the hottest year on record. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with an international group of scientist from 62 countries presented a report on 'the state of climate' that highlights that global heat, greenhouse gases and sea levels all rises to record highs last year.
According to Climate Home, Thomas Karl, director at NOAA said that “Last year’s El Niño was a clear reminder of how short-term events can amplify the relative influence and impacts stemming from longer-term global warming trends.”
The annual surface temperature of last year was even hotter than 2014 by 0.1deg Celsius. The global sea level climbed to their highest point ever, showing about 70 mm higher than the 1993 average, the reports said.
Some parts of Indian and Pacific ocean are seeing a faster rise in water levels. The three main contributors of greenhouse gases- carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O)- also showed record-breaking rise in their concentration. Heat, drought, greenhouse gases, ice and oceans are the five key areas that are taken into consideration by the climate report.