It appears there might be a reason behind all that. Apparently the temperatures are getting higher every year. This year, from January to June, was the hottest year since 1880, according to experts at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Over the past six months, the average temperature on both ocean surface and land increased by 0.85 degrees compared to the average temperature recorded in the 20th century.
This year is even hotter than 2010, when high temperatures were also recorded. Last month was the hottest June since 1880, along with the other months that broke the record in 2015.
What is more worrying is that most scientists believe we are to blame for this situation. According to a survey conducted in the scientific community, 95 percent of the respondents said they think human activity is responsible for global warming.
Even the Pope has become involved in the debate and has started to take an active role in the mission to save the planet, by delivering speeches that easily made their way in the top trending news .
“Human-induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its effective control is a moral imperative for humanity,” wrote a common declaration of intent to combat environmental damage and human trafficking’ that the Pope signed, along with the mayors of six very important cities in the world.
It was, however, not the first reaction the Pope had on the issue. He had spoken before about the danger human activity poses to the entire planet and about the moral need to put an end to it.
This year, in December , global leaders are expected to meet in Paris to come up with solutions to fight climate change at the Conference of Parties (to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).
According to the common declaration released on the 22nd of July, the leaders of all UN state members have a duty to come up with a “bold climate agreement”.
“The high-income countries should help to finance the costs of climate-change mitigation in low-income countries as the high-income countries have promised to do,” the declaration wrote.
Nevertheless, it is easier said than done, because the massive production of coal, gas and oil are extremely damaging. Since we have reached a point where a lot of harm has already been done, it would be necessary to switch to a zero-carbon world and stop producing these things, according to scientists.
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