Scientists Considered 2019 The Hottest Year In Europe Through The History Of Meteorological Observations
2019 was the hottest year in Europe for all the time of observation of meteorologists, Western media reported on Wednesday, citing data from the Copernicus program of the EU's climate change control Service (C3S).
At the same time, 11 of the 12 hottest years ever recorded by meteorologists in Europe occurred after 2000. Also, add the media, data from C3S showed that in general, over the past five years, temperatures in Europe were two degrees Celsius higher than in the second half of the XIX century.
"One unusually hot year in itself is not a warming trend, but with detailed information from our service that covers many different climate aspects, we are able to link the facts together and learn more about how it (climate - if) is changing," said C3S program Director Carlo Buontempo
In particular, in 2019, in some parts of Europe, the temperature exceeded the historical norm by 4 degrees, and in France, Germany, and the UK, temperature records were set. In the world as a whole, 2019 took second place in terms of average temperatures - after 2016.
C3S also recalled that these trends are observed against the background of an increase in the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The media, in turn, specify that, although the level of atmospheric pollution with carbon dioxide is expected to decrease significantly in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, many observers fear that air emissions will increase again as soon as the COVID-19 vaccine is invented.
Earlier, C3S recognized June 2019 as the hottest June in the world in the history of weather observations. In addition, July of last year was recognized by American experts as the hottest month in the history of observations.