Due to the extreme heat conditions, there have been more forest fires in recent years, as in France in August 2021.

2021 was hot again! According to scientists, this is due to the climate catastrophe – a major threat to humanity.

Washington – 2021 was hot again! According to scientists, this is to blame Climate catastrophe – a great threat to humanity.

Due to the extreme heat conditions, there have been more forest fires in recent years, as in France in August 2021. © Daniel Cole / AP / dpa

According to data from US authorities, 2021 was the sixth warmest since measurements began.

In addition, the past eight years were the warmest since records began in 1880, announced the US climate agency NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the US space agency Nasa at a joint press conference on Thursday.

“Science leaves no room for doubt: climate change is the existential threat of our time,” said Nasa boss Bill Nelson.

Earlier this week, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service announced that its records indicate that the past seven years have been the seven warmest on earth since measurements began.

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