March 2017 second hottest on record

Published 18.04.2017 00:52

As global temperatures continues to rise, last March was recorded as the second hottest in the recorded history, demonstrating just how much the Earth has warmed from the continuing buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Last March was 1.12 degrees Celsius warmer than the 1951-1980 average, according to data released by NASA, which has been keeping track of global temperature records for the last 137 years.

While global temperatures in 2016 received a small boost from an exceptionally strong warm El Nino wind, the majority of the temperature rise is due to global warming. Although 2017 is not expected to be hotter than 2016, in part because El Nino has dissipated, scientists claim that it will surely be one of the hottest years on record.

Recent research revealed the dangerous environmental situation. The study claims that greenhouse gases continue to increase and boost global temperatures. If this rise continues, greenhouse gases could reach the highest levels ever seen in the Earth's 50 million year history.

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