New Delhi, July 18 (G’nY News Service): The State of the climate 2014 report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) and published on July 16 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society confirmed that 2014 was the hottest year recorded in the planet.
The report was compiled by the NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate at the National Centers for Environmental Information utilized inputs from as much as 413 scientists from across 58 countries.
It documents thorough inform on global climate indicators and prominent weather events as collected by environmental monitoring stations set all across the globe. These monitoring stations utilized instruments located on land, water, ice, and in space to reveal that the impacts of climate change not just in temperature but from the depths of the oceans to the outer atmosphere.
Also, drivers that trigger climate change like escalating land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases also embossed new records in 2014.
The increasing temperature was more prominent in the countries of South Asia. In India, the annual mean temperature was 0.52 degree Celsius above the average recorded from 1961 to 1990.
The report also documented the rapid rise of the levels of greenhouse gas concentrations, along with Arctic warming, with low sea ice extent during the year in details.
Thursday’s report follows an earlier study released by NOAA back in March, which also found that 2014 was the planet’s warmest year in more than 130 years of recorded weather history.
Out of the 15 warmest global years on record, 13 have occurred after the year 2000, a fact that stands as a testimony to the unfathomable rate of climate change in the last decade. The other two years were 1997 and 1998.