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2018 was fourth hottest year on record due to global warming

2018 was fourth hottest year on record due to global warming

Global temperatures rose 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) than the mean of warming from 1951 to 1980. "The last five years have been the record warmest years that we've seen in a record that goes back to the 19th century and possibly even hundreds of years before that".

It was also an expensive year for natural disasters. "It's the long-term trends that are having impacts on ice, on severity of droughts, on heat waves, on sea level rise and wildfires". "It's because of the increases of greenhouse gases".

The Earth experienced its fourth-hottest year in more than 136 years in 2018.

NASA's temperature analyses came from 6,300 weather stations, ship and buoy-based observations of sea surface temperatures, and temperature measurements from Antarctic research stations.

Record land temperatures occurred in parts of the Middle East, Europe and New Zealand.

"There was no Greenland and sea level was about 25 meters higher". Nationally average precipitation was 34.63 inches, or 4.69 inches above average.

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The conclusion reaffirms NASA's long-established finding that man-made emissions are driving climate change, which President Donald Trump and some senior administration officials frequently challenge. This year has started with mild El Nino conditions, "which suggests 2019 will be warmer than 2018 but that's more a rule of thumb than a firm prediction", Schmidt said.

NASA adds that temperatures do vary by region.

"2018 is yet again an extremely warm year on top of a long-term global warming trend", GISS Director Gavin Schmidt said in a statement on Wednesday. "That's a clear upward signal".

NASA does point out that weather dynamics affect regional temperatures, so not every region on Earth saw similar amounts of warming. Scientists have linked climate change to more destructive hurricanes like Michael and Florence past year, and have found links to such phenomena as the polar vortex, which last week delivered bone-chilling blasts to the American Midwest and Northeast.

The global surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth warmest in the modern record, showed annual analyses released on Wednesday. Taalas said that the deadly cold snap was entirely consistent with the effects of manmade climate change, including the warming of the poles.


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