The year 2014 has been declared as the hottest year on record by two United States Government Agencies on Friday.
In a joint announcement by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the officials confirmed that last year’s global temperature rose to the highest level since modern measurements began.
As per climate records, nine of the ten warmest years have occurred since the rise of 21st century. The remaining one record setting year was 1998.
These findings have been confirmed after analyzing temperature records which dates back to 1880.
The recent finding has generated huge concerns about the future, as human kind is quite busy in exploiting the nature to suit his needs.
Professor Rowan Sutton, renowned Climate Scientist in University of Reading, UK told that this finding is yet another flag to politicians and all of us.
As per NOAA, areas which includes Alaska, California, Arizona and Nevada have experienced the warmest year in 2014. Australia, some parts of Europe, Eastern Russia, Northern Africa and Interiors of South America also experienced unusually high temperatures throughout the year.
Gavin Schmidt of Nasa’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies told that the ranking of individual years will be affected by chaotic weather patterns. But this long term trend of increasing temperature is the result of green house gas emissions.
The most surprising fact about 2014 is that it did not witness an El Niño, the warm-weather pattern which is associated with unusually high ocean temperatures in the east-central Pacific.