Last 4 Years Are The Hottest 4 Years
Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest'
Matt McGrath, November 29, 2018 (BBC News)
The year 2018 is on course to be the fourth warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization…[T]he 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the 2015-2018 making up the top four…[and if the trend continues, temperatures may rise by 3-5C by 2100…The temperature rise for 2018 of 0.98C comes from five independently maintained global data sets…[2018’s La Niña has held the warming down but] a weak El Niño is expected to form in early 2019 which might make next year warmer than this one…
…[Increasing sea level rise, ocean acidification and glacier melt are evidence that] the long-term warming trend has continued in 2018…The WMO report says that for the most recent decade, 2009-2018, the average temperature increase was 0.93C above the pre-industrial baseline which is defined as being between 1850-1900. For the past five years, the average was 1.04C…Scientists involved in preparing the [WMO] report say that [2018’s flooding in Asia and heatwaves and wildfires in Europe and the US show how] the fingerprint of climate change can now be more clearly seen…” click here for more