The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has announced that the month of May 2015 was the hottest ever recorded in over 130 years.
As if to make Pope Francis’s arguments stronger, the study was released on the same day as his speech on climate change.
The NOAA declared that the global temperature on the surface was 0.87 degrees hotter that the average for the last century.
The NOAA also predicts the El Niño effect, which can severely affect the pacific countries economies, especially the ones that heavily depend on agriculture. The El Niño effect happens when the Pacific Ocean gets warmer than usual, increasing winter rainfall, and temperature changes.
The fact that temperatures in the 21’th Century are being recorded as higher than those of the high industrial periods of the 20’th Century has been well foreseen by climate experts.
Climate change effects, happen decades after the causes. Environmental consequences have a domino effect, with rises in temperatures affecting wind an ocean currents, which in turn affect temperatures in other parts of the world and so on…
The effects of the 1930-1970 Massive scale industrialization and heavy pollution, have not yet hit us, expert say, but will start to soon.
Not only was May 2015 the hottest in recorded history but it dethroned the formed record holder, May 2014.
This means that for 2 years in a row now spring months have been the hottest ever recorded directly using modern equipment.
This is happening despite the efforts from world leaders, activists and big business to reduce green house gases and other types of pollution.
If deforestation and other mass environmental man-made changes are not quickly reversed scientists fear an escalation of extreme weather events and temperature incensement, or decline, depending on global positioning.
With many political and cultural figures, still debating Climate Change there is little hope for achieving the drastic cutbacks in CO2 emissions the U.N plans until 2020.
Rigorous measures have been taken by almost all the heavily industrialized nations in the last 30 years, in order to reduce pollution.
But with more nations increasing their car per person ratio, and emerging economies stepping up their consumer needs, non-polluting production technologies and green energy alternatives are becoming more and more popular.
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