Earth continues to get hotter and hotter. NASA’s top climate scientist says that Earth is getting hotter faster than it’s ever experienced in the last one thousand years. This information comes two weeks after July went on record for the hottest month ever since 1880. NASA said that Earth will continue to warm up at least twenty times faster than normal over the next one hundred years.
In 2016, the average global temperature is 1.38C levels more than what they were in the 19th century. 1.38C is close to the 1.5C that was agreed upon in the Paris Agreement that was made in December 2015.
Gavin Schmidt, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies’ director, said that this is a long term trend that won’t be going away anytime soon. In order to stop the temperature from rising, carbon dioxide emissions or co-ordinated geo-engineering would have to be cut down significantly.