Global warming is among the most alarming environmental issues that the world faces today. This phenomenon does not simply involve the significant rise in the earth’s temperature but a lot more. The adverse effects of global warming have become more and more apparent since the dawn of the 20th century, with more hurricanes and tropical storms causing massive destruction in different areas around the world, more animal species losing their habitats and becoming extinct, and more people dying because of too much heat. Here are 25 alarming global warming statistics.
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The intensity and duration of deadly hurricanes have doubled since the last four decades.
Based on a study conducted by MIT, there has been a 100% increase in both the duration and intensity of natural calamities occurring on earth since the 1970’s, particularly tropical storms and hurricanes. This is also said to be a result of the increased amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere.
The rate of global warming has accelerated thrice faster over the past 30 years.
The increase in the temperature of the world has significantly increased over the past three decades, and the increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere is said to be one of the contributing factors. The temperature of the world now increases at a rate of three times faster than the rate 100 years ago.
The annual temperature of the world and the United States is now 1.0 F hotter compared to the temperature a century back.
Based on the records of NASA, the annual temperature of the United States and the world today is now around 1.0 F degrees warmer compared to the annual temperature recorded in 1900. This is a pretty significant increase.
The past nine years have all been among the 25 hottest temperatures in history.
On the list of the 25 hottest years in the history of the Earth according to NASA, the last nine years are all included. This means that compared to the temperature of the world before, the world today is much hotter.
Two of the world’s hottest temperatures were recorded in the last ten years.
According to statistics, we have had twice in the last decade the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the history of the planet. The hottest temperature on record used to be in 1998, but the record was broken in 2005. Scientists believe it was not mere coincidence but a result of global warming.