The last nine years are part of the “top 10“the hottest years on Earth, and 2021 ranks sixth, according to the annual report of a leading American scientific agency, published Thursday.
These data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) once again underscore the extent of global warming, experts hammered.
And they confirm the great trend observed by the analyzes of NASA, made public simultaneously, as well as those of the European service Copernicus of observation of the Earth, revealed Monday.
Despite slight differences in their rankings, all of these agencies tell the same story, namely “that the planet has warmed dramaticallyRussell Vose, NOAA climate watch manager, told a press conference.
And “all of this is caused by rising concentrations of heat-trapping gases“, like CO2, he added.
The past eight years are the warmest on record since records began in 1880, according to NOAA.
And the nine years from 2013 to 2021 are part of the “top 10“- the missing tenth year does not go back far, since it is 2010 (ranked ninth).
According to NOAA, 2021 is in sixth place.
The average temperature recorded last year was thus 1.04 ° C higher than the pre-industrial era (1880-1900).
However, the objective of the Paris agreement is to contain global warming “distinctly“under +2 ° C, and if possible at +1.5 ° C, compared to the pre-industrial era.