According to new reports, 2015 could be the hottest year of the century, with last month seeing record breaking temperatures and deeming it the warmest June since the 1880’s. More environmental groups are lifting up warning signs and governments are becoming more concerned with the issue of climate change.
The first half of the year has seen quite a lot of high records being broken in high temperatures, with heat increasing across western United States, northern South America, along with parts of Africa and Asia. So, if you have been feeling unnaturally hot and been turning up the air conditioner this summer, you’re not imagining things.
This year has suffered the most significant temperature shift on record and it’s just one of the many clues that provide evidence for climate change. According to current reports, if rise in temperatures persist as they have so far, it’s likely that our planet will see an increase of 3.6 degree Celsius by the end of the 21st century, which will be the fastest that happened in the last 10,000 years.
The damaging effects are felt everywhere, with droughts in the Caribbean and torrential floods in the capital city of Georgia, due to which 19 people perished and the zoo was destroyed. Pakistan saw a significant amount of lives lost in June due to heat waves.
More and more organization are joining in on the observation, arguing that climate change is a direct consequence of the increasing of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and all around pollution of our planet.
Pressure is being placed on the shoulders of nations worldwide to find a solution until the United Nations summit to be held this winter in Paris. A deal will be possibly be struck among the 190 set to participate at the gathering, reigning in new efforts against greenhouse gases that might result in new regulations and restrictions to prevent further contamination of our planet.
June 2015 stands out among the many as the hottest month on record, seeing an increase of 0.12 degrees Celsius from last year’s. It’s also to be noted that June 2014 also met record breaking temperatures, so the temperature average seems to be rising every year, according to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.
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