Jun 29, 2017 | Updated: 07:42 PM EDT

Climate Change Reaches A Whole New Level

Mar 23, 2017 05:44 AM EDT

Rio De Janeiro May Be Hardest Hit City From Climate Change In S. America
(Photo : Mario Tama/Getty Images) RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 16: People gather on Ipanema beach on March 16, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), Rio's average temperature would rise around one degree Celsius between 2015 and 2020 along with a sea level rise of 14 cm. Changes in Rio's climate are projected to be the most dire of all cities in South America, according to UCCRN. U.S. President Donald Trump proposed a budget today that would significantly cut scientific and diplomatic efforts to study climate change.

Climate change is worsening. It has reached a whole new level in 2016 and that will continue this year. Global warming might actually reach another new level this year, according to scientists.

In 2016, the Earth experienced its warmest year and the highest level of atmospheric CO2, stated the detailed global analysis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It has definitely shown a severe sign of climate change as there is also the record showing the Arctic sea ice lowest point, said BBC. The recorded temperature last year was at 1.1C (33.98F) and it is more than the pre-industrial period. Moreover, the temperature is .06C higher than what was recorded in 2015, the WMO said.

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Not only are those, but the sea levels have also risen in many seas and oceans signifying that climate change worsening. In addition, the sea surface temperatures have recorded its highest. Moreover, the ice mass in the Arctic decreases in huge amounts and recorded the lowest last year, according to WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. "With levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere consistently breaking new records, the influence of human activities on the climate system has become more and more evident," Taalas added.

The data that World Meteorological Organization used was from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and other national and international organizations. They have been using data from those organizations for 20 years and have been publishing them in six different languages for many different countries to understand, RT reported. It just so happens that when a natural variability like the El Nino interacts with anthropogenic climate change, its impact will be doubled, the researchers concluded.

Factors like El Nino is nothing compared to what the humans are doing to make the climate change reach its highest peak every year. There are many studies proving that climate change worsening is really happening. It has affected not only the people and the environment but also other factors like agriculture, health and many other sectors, Taalas explained. UN and WMO together with other national and international organizations are distributing the effects of climate change.


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