2017 was the second hottest year in history

2017 was the second hottest year in history

For the third consecutive year, the average annual temperature in the world breaking records. 2017 was the second warmest year for the planet, announced on Thursday, January 18, NASA and the Federal government. Warmer last year was the only 2016.

The gradual warming of the last 40 years, as evidenced by the results of the analysis conducted by the National Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) and National oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA).

2017 was the second hottest year in history

Because of differences in the methodologies of the study of indicators, according to experts NOAA, 2017 was the hottest in the entire history of observations.

NASA came to the conclusion that the average temperature increased in the 2017 1.62°F exceeded the average value 1880-1951 years. NOAA said that temperatures were 1.51°F above the average for the XX century.

This trend is «almost certainly» can be considered a symptom of global warming, scientists say, explaining its increase of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Temperature fluctuations are tracked 1880 .

Five warmest years on record were recorded in the period from 2010 to 2017.