‘Earth to stay extremely hot until 2022’

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth’s surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published on Tuesday. The double whammy of climate change and so-called natural variability more than doubles the likelihood of “extreme warm events” in ocean surface waters, creating a dangerous breeding ground for hurricanes and typhoons, they reported in Nature Communications . “This warm phase is reinforcing long-term climate change,” lead author Florian Sevellec, a climate scientist at the University of Brest in France, said. “This particular phase is expected to continue for at least five years.”

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/earth-to-stay-exceptionally-hot-until-2022/article24699920.ece

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