Last 4 years hottest on record, United Nations confirms

NASA's 2018 temperatures compared to the 1951-1980 average

According to the report released Wednesday, global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average from 1951 to 1980.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual report was released Wednesday, coming to the same conclusion that also was reached independently by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

The results mean that, put together, the last five years have been the hottest ever recorded, according to NASA.

Nasa has revealed that 2018 was the fourth hottest year in recorded human history.

The average global surface temperatures have risen about two degrees Fahrenheit since the 1880s. "There's no question." And the cause is clear too, he adds: "It's because of the increases in the greenhouse gases that we put into the atmosphere over the last 100 years".

"The long-term trends are extremely robust", said Gavin Schmidt, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The following year, 2017, is ranked as the second warmest. Even though it is still highly likely those landmark temperatures will be surpassed in due time, the Paris accords were an worldwide gesture of good faith to help protect our planet.

New data confirms that 2018 was one of the warmest years the Earth has seen and temperatures will continue to rise in the years to come. Collectively the four years are the warmest recorded since 1880. "The global average temperature between now and 2023 is predicted to remain high, potentially making the decade from 2014 the warmest in more than 150 years of records".

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NASA does point out that weather dynamics affect regional temperatures, so not every region on Earth saw similar amounts of warming.

The global climate record dates back to 1880, the year that it became possible to gather reliable and consistent temperatures around the Earth.

Last year, 29 countries - including much of Europe and the Middle East - and the continent of Antarctica had their hottest years on record, said Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist with the nonprofit research organization.

Despite worldwide efforts, planet-warming emissions are trending upward.

The damage included Hurricane Michael's US$25 billion tally and US$24 billion each from Hurricane Florence and the western wildfires.

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