Earth sees 2nd hottest October, sounding alarm again on global warming

Pablo Tucker
November 21, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in a report stated that 2019 is the second or third hottest calendar year since the collection of temperature data began in 1880.

NOAA added that 2019 is on track to be the second warmest year to date, with average global temperatures make this the period of January-through-the second warmest October in 140 years.

Different businesses that observe worldwide temperatures could rank 2019 barely in a different way than NOAA will, although their total information is prone to be related.

EU's Copernicus Service uses computer modeling data to analyse and monitor Earth's weather in nearly real-time whereas NOAA and NASA rely on weather service stations that tend to be biased involving their precise setting. October 2019 was the 43rd-straight month to be warmer than the 20th-century average and the 418th straight warmer-than-average month.

NOAA also found that the average global land and ocean surface temperature for October was 1.76 degrees (0.98 degrees Celsius) above the 20th-century average, which is 0.11 of a degree shy of the record warm October back in 2015.


"The Northern Hemisphere's October land and ocean surface temperature departure from average of +2.18 degrees Fahrenheit tied with 2015 as the warmest October on record". NOAA, on the other hand, excluded certain portions of the Arctic region out, when it collected its data.

Pondering concerning the Arctic is warming at higher than twice the payment of the the leisure of the field, this implies NOAA's info will be a minute bit underestimating global temperatures, despite the indisputable truth that it wouldn't be by much.

NOAA said ten warmest Octobers happened since 2003.

The European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service, in an illustration of the differences that can occur between monitoring agencies, ranked October as Earth's hottest such month, slightly edging out October 2016. However, both agencies work to adjust their records to remove such issues.

Human activities, namely burning fossil fuels reminiscent of coal and oil for vitality, are essentially the major contributors of greenhouse gases.


Last month, the average temperature in Europe, Africa, Oceania (the region including Australia, New Zealand and many islands in the South Pacific), the Caribbean and the islands of Hawaii are among the three highest record for the month of October.

Trend in global ocean heat content since 1955.

The handiest articulate of anecdote chilly for the month became once in the western USA, the establish much of the Rockies own been at anecdote chilly for the month.

The oceans are absorbing the overwhelming majority of the additional warmth being pumped into the local weather system because of the buildup of greenhouse gases, with warmth content material as measured beneath the floor hitting file ranges.

This article was originally published by The Washington Post.


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