Climate change is becoming increasingly evident, and recent studies confirm that we can expect the highest temperatures on record. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the global surface temperature in 2020 is 1.76 degrees Fahrenheit (0.98 degrees Celsius) above the 20th century average.
This is significantly higher than in 2016, which was previously considered the hottest year on record. According to NOAA, seven of the ten hottest years have occurred since 2010.
According to scientists, this trend will continue, and we can expect even higher temperatures in the coming years. So what causes these climate changes?
The main factor is the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere due to industrial activity, automobile transport and other sources. Carbon dioxide traps heat in the atmosphere, which leads to global warming.
In addition, climate change causes extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and wildfires. These phenomena can lead to serious consequences for ecosystems and human health.
But what can we do to prevent these changes? One way is to reduce our carbon footprint by using more efficient technologies and switching to renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.
We can also take steps to adapt to climate change, such as building protective structures and developing more sustainable agricultural systems.
But the most important thing we can do is to recognize the seriousness of the problem and take action. Each of us can do our part, for example, by using public transportation, reducing energy consumption and waste emissions.
As scientists point out, we need to act quickly and effectively to prevent the serious consequences of climate change. But if we work together, we can tackle the problem and ensure a future for our children and grandchildren.