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According to recent temperature measurements, the heat continues: Earth reaches 6th warmest year

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements.And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating. Two U.S. science agencies — NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — and a private measuring group…

. Earth cooled to sixth-hottest year in 2021,.

Scientists believe the unusually hot year is part a long-term warming trend, which shows hints at accelerating.

Two U.S. scientific agencies, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a private measurement group published their calculations for last years global temperature. All said that it was not far behind the ultra-hot 2016 and 2020..

Six different calculations found 2021 was between the fifth and seventh hottest year since the late 1800s. NASA said 2021 tied with 2018 for sixth warmest, while NOAA puts last year in sixth place by itself.

Scientists believe that a La Nina, which is a natural cooling process in the central Pacific that alters weather patterns and brings cold deep ocean water to the surface, has dampened global temperatures, just like its flipside, El Nino, did for them in 2016..

They said 2021 was still the hottest La Nina year and that it did not reflect a cooling of human-caused climate changes but more heat.

” Although it isn’t as news-worthy as being the warmest ever recorded, we’ll still see another one in a few years,” said Zeke Hausfather, climate scientist at Berkeley Earth, which also ranked 2021 sixth hottest. It’s the long-term trend and it’s an unstoppable march upward

Gavin Schmidt is the NASA climate scientist and heads NASA’s temperature group. He stated that “the long-term trend in temperature is very, very clear.” It’s all because of us. It won’t stop until we stop increasing carbon dioxide in our atmosphere

The eight hottest years on record are the last eight, NASA data and NOAA data confirm. Global temperatures, averaged over a 10-year period to take out natural variability, are nearly 2 degrees (1.1 degrees Celsius) warmer than 140 years ago, their data shows.

The other 2021 measurements were taken from the Japanese Meteorological Agency, and satellite measurements by Copernicus Climate Change Service in Europe.

There was such a distinctive jump in temperatures about eight to 10 years ago that scientists have started looking at whether the rise in temperatures is speeding up. Schmidt and Hausfather both said that early signs suggest this, but it’s difficult to be certain.

“If you just look at the last the last 10 years, how many of them are way above the trend line from the previous 10 years? Schmidt stated in an interview that almost all of them.

There’s a 99% chance that 2022 will be among the 10 warmest years on record and a 10% chance it will be the hottest

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