The latest data of NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration marked 2014 as the hottest year of the history. Earlier, weather agencies of different countries calculated 2014 as the hottest year on the record.
In 2014, numerous regions of the Western US experienced massive waves of heat and droughts. A few state of the United States such as Nevada and Alaska faced the hottest weather. Meanwhile, Arctic ice sheets and glaciers melted to a large extent and touched the northern areas of Canada and Siberia.
As per the reports of NOAA, the average temperature of 2014 was 58.24 degrees Fahrenheit (14.58 Celsius). The recorded temperature is approximately 1.24 degree greater than the average temperature of 20th century
Thus far, experts have observed 10 warmest years in the history since 2000. Ascend in carbon emission and other human activities are responsible for such an increase in planet’s atmosphere. However, scientists still believe that phenomena like El Nio or La Nina would probably cause more instability in average temperature in the future. These two phenomena have played an integral part in the trend of the climate change of the last two decades.
John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA discussed that it’s time for government agency to re-analyze the entire system of Earth. It will help scientists to comprehend the role and effect of human actions on climate change.