After the cool breeze of December, it seems that we’re going to quickly shift into wearing our summer outfit as forecasters warn that 2019 is expected to be one of the hottest years of all time. This is a result of a possible El Niño event worsen by man-made global warming.
Global temperatures have continued to rise, and it appears that it’s not going to drop anytime soon. The past four years have been the hottest on record, and the 20 warmest have occurred in the past 22 years.
The Met Office has revealed that 2019 will be one of the five hottest years ever recorded. It says that global temperatures may reach 1.10C.
Dr. Doug Smith, one of the Met Office researchers, said:
“The forecast for 2019 would place next year amongst the five warmest years on record, which would all have occurred since 2015.
All of these years have been around 1C warmer than the pre-industrial period.”
El Niño is a part of a routine climate pattern. It is linked to periodic warming in sea surface temperatures. The El Niño phenomenon can last anywhere from 4 to 16 months, and it typically has a warming influence on the global temperature.
Professor Adam Scaife, head of the long-range prediction at the Met Office, said:
“Our forecasts suggest that, by the end of 2019, 19 of the 20 warmest years on record will have occurred since the year 2000.”
Experts have cautioned of the need to take quick action across society to start to bring down emissions rapidly. This effort is to keep away from the most noticeably terrible effects of climate change. We all know that prevention is the key. So if we can’t stop it, we should just try and prevent it.
Although they are not ready to confirm it yet, experts say that it is certainly possible that 2019 may be the warmest year on record,
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