2014 on track to be hottest year on record: UN 올해 가장 더운 해 중 하나될 듯
And moving down to Peru.
Top government officials and leading scientists have gathered for the UN′s Climate Change
Conference, which kicked off this week. The big announcement we heard today… is
that… the world is on track to see its hottest year on record.
That′s right. The UN weather agency said Wednesday that the global average temperature
in the first 10 months of this year… was POINT-5-7 Celsius above the average of 14
degrees between 1961 and 1990. The agency warns that the new figures indicate
a much more longer-term trend of global warning. Skeptics of man-made climate change have often
noted that temperatures have not risen much since 1998, despite a surge in greenhouse
gas emissions. But Christiana FIGUERES, the head of the Climate
Change Secretariat, said the change is clear. “The heat is being absorbed by the oceans.
There is no doubt that the ocean continues to warm and that on a very consistent basis
and what it is doing, frankly, is doing us a little favor. They are absorbing the heat
that could have gone to the land and they are paying the price.”
The new report also showed ocean temperatures hitting a new record,… while land temperatures
clocked in at fifth highest on record. While countries like the U.S. and Canada were
struck with early winter-like conditions,… countries in the southern hemisphere… such
as Australia, Argentina and South Africa… experienced extreme heat waves.