Earth’s global surface temperature recorded in the month of April was second-highest after April 2016, according to monthly reports.
NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has calculated the Earth’s average temperature over land and water in April was 0.88 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature that was recorded from 1951 to 1980 which was second to April 2016’s temperature. The average temperature for in April 2016 was 1.06 degrees Celsius higher compared to the average records 137 years’ record.
One more analysis study from Japan Meteorological Agency found that April 2017 was the second warmest month since 1891. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) global report will be released today.
Highest temperatures have struck mostly the eastern Asia basically the central and eastern Russia and Mongolia, parts of Alaska and the neighboring regions of Arctic ocean. On another hand, the places that were not affected by high temperatures include Antarctic region and some parts of southeast Asia and north-east Canada.
The readings were gathered from 6,300 meteorological stations of the globe like Antarctic research stations and instruments on ships and buoys in the sea. This information is available publicly. The third warmest April was recorded in 2010 with 0.87 degrees rise in temperature. GISS states that monthly analysis is updated when additional data becomes available hence the data may vary.
Also, the January 2017 was the third warmest month recorded in last 137 years and 2016 was the warmest year on Earth which was recorded since 1880. Every year there is 1.7 degrees’ Fahrenheit growth in Earth’s global temperature and the Arctic ice cover is declining by 13.3 percent every year. There has been the rise in average sea level by 7 inches in the past century.
The reason behind an increase in Earth’s temperature is global warming and man-induced emissions of greenhouse gasses that have contributed to 80 percent increase in global temperatures. Apart from this the amount of carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gasses released by the burning of fossil fuel, deforestation, and natural events has worsened the condition further.