Global warming has been an issue for decades, which is giving shape to more hazardous weather conditions in various parts of the world. The most common causes responsible for the rise in climate change include increased carbon footprint due to human activities such as burning down fossil fuels, deforestation, vehicle pollution, industrial pollution, disrupting marine life, and several more. As per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report, 2020 has been declared as the warmest year in history after 2016.
The infographic below shows how the planet’s temperature is inching up with time, causing hotter years and extreme weather conditions. According to the chart, since 1951, the world’s weather has increased by +0.82 degrees Celsius. Each decade since 1981, the temperature has increased by 0.18 degrees Celsius.
In 2016 and 2020, the world experienced a 1.2-degree Celsius increase in the weather as compared to that in the 19th century. Scientists have predicted 2021 to one of the top 10 hottest years where the giant La Niña in the Pacific Ocean will bring much colder temperatures than previous years.
Though the diminutive changes in the climate will continue to cause catastrophic weather events and patterns in the world, some of these consequences have already occurred frequently in different parts of the world, including wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and droughts. The scientists from Bloomberg, NOAA also expects that these drastic weather events, along with warmer temperatures, will continue to grow each year.
In order to suppress the effects of climate change and heal the planet, many countries have started initiatives to reduce carbon footprint, campaigns to plant millions of trees, reduce deforestation, and control air pollution.
Infographic by: Statista.com