The year 2019 was the warmest year in Europe and the second warmest on the planet

The last year has been dismissed as being the second warmest of the records, just as 0.04 degrees celsius in 2016, the hottest, according to the report, global

The year 2019 was the warmest year in Europe and the second warmest on the planet

The last year has been dismissed as being the second warmest of the records, just as 0.04 degrees celsius in 2016, the hottest, according to the report, global Service Climate Change Copernicus, the system developed by the European Union Earth observation. The mercury stood 0,6 ºC above the average for the period 1981-2010. In Europe was the warmest recorded, but only by a small margin. On this continent, all the stations were warmer than normal, being the summer and the autumn rooms hottest registered.

The carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas, also continues its ascent for the moment unstoppable, the last year was 2.3 +- 0.8 to parts per million, while last year was 2.1 +- 0.5 parts per million. A few results already pointed to projections from the World Meteorological Organisation and the researchers from the experts of the Global Carbon Project.

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The data clearly show the upward trend in temperatures, with the last decade (2010 to 2019) as the warmest of the records, being the last five years the worst, a period in which the average temperature was between 1.1 and 1.2 degrees above the pre-industrial values defined by the IPCC (panel on climate change of the UN)."Are alarm signals unquestionable," the management of Copernicus Jean-Neal Thépaut in a press release.

The greatest warming compared to the period 1981 -2010, on average, occurred in Alaska and in other parts of the Arctic. There are areas that are heated more than the average, especially eastern and southern Europe and southern Africa, and Australia. In contrast, the center and southeastern Canada experienced lower mean.

Updated Date: 08 January 2020, 17:00

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