There is no doubt that global warming and climate change were some of the most discussed topics of 2018. However, it seems those discussions or efforts were of not much result. According to the data analytics from both NASA and NOAA, 2018 has been recorded as the fourth-hottest year on Earth. It’s a standardized testing system that has been analyzing the temperature levels for the past years.
It should be noted that the fourth hottest years in the record had happened in the last five years. It is nothing but the clear evidence that the average temperature on earth has been increasing for the past decade, as a result of the ongoing emissions of chemicals, greenhouse gases, and other elements. The report suggests that warming would be rising, due to the increasing emissions across the globe.
As it goes without saying, the increasing temperatures have a notable impact on how people live their lives on earth as well. For instance, the report has pointed out that increasing temperatures have had a notable impact on the frequency and size of natural disasters the world has been witnessing. For instance, a number of heat waves and other disasters had posed risk to many across the US.
“These billion-dollar disaster events are becoming an increasingly larger percentage of the cumulative damage from the full distribution of weather-related events at all scales and loss levels,” says the officials from NOAA, while talking about how much these disasters are costing to the human community. The actual problem is that we cannot say anything for sure.
It is impossible to predict the extent at which temperatures will be rising in the future, making it even tougher to take precautions that would ameliorate the climate change and global warming situations. Sea-level rise is also one of the problems mentioned in this report.