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The US had its hottest winter ever.

By triji Mar 9, 2024

According to the main American organization, which made the announcement on Friday, the United States of America, which is the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has just undergone its hottest winter on record. This particularly hot winter was marked by record fires and ice melting.

According to the United States Observing Agency, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during the meteorological winter, which lasted from December to February, was 3.1 degrees Celsius. It is important to note that Alaska and Hawaii are not included in this calculation.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the “persistent heat” prompted a “continuous decrease in ice cover” of the Great Lakes in the northern United States, which “reach a historic low” in the middle of February.

In February, a fire known as the Smokehouse Creek broke out in Texas. It consumed more than 430,000 hectares of land, making it the largest fire in the history of the southern state.

It was the third warmest February in the United States, according to statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that goes back 130 years.

Earlier this week, the Copernicus Observatory in Europe announced that the preceding three months had been the hottest on record, with February being part of a streak of nine straight monthly records. This information was shared with the rest of the world.

According to Copernicus, the average temperature of the seas, which encompass seventy percent of the Earth, moreover achieved a new absolute record in the month of February, surpassing the previous record for all months combined.

In general, the study of global temperatures that is projected to be provided by NOAA is comparable to that which was provided by Copernicus.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), tornadoes were caused by powerful storms that were fueled by high temperatures in the Midwest of the United States.

There are also economic repercussions that result from these exceptional settings. The state of Minnesota, which is located in the northern part of the United States, made the announcement on Thursday that it will be providing assistance to small businesses who are struggling as a result of “historic drought conditions this winter.”

“The low precipitation that was observed this winter has had a real economic impact on small businesses that rely on snow and winter tourism to survive,” President Tim Walz of Minnesota stated in a press release. “This winter has been particularly difficult for these businesses.”

According to the theory of Copernicus, the global records are being pushed by the combined influence of the ongoing emissions of greenhouse gases and the climate event known as El Niño.

During his State of the Union address to Congress on Thursday evening, Vice President Joe Biden of the United States of America stated that he was “making history by tackling the climate crisis.”

By saying, “I am taking the most significant actions ever taken on climate in the history of the world,” he reiterated his objective of lowering the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the United States by fifty percent by the year 2030.

However, “the work is not finished,” the Sunrise Movement, which is a group that brings together young people who are committed to addressing the issue of global warming, responded by requesting that the president take additional steps to encourage young people to vote in the presidential election that will take place in November.

At the moment, the United States of America is the second highest emitter of greenhouse gases in absolute terms, after China in that position. However, when historical emissions are taken into consideration, that is, cumulative emissions since the year 1850, they continue to be in the lead among all countries.

According to the World Meteorological Organization, there is a possibility that La Niña, which, in contrast to El Niño, is characterized by a decrease in global temperatures, would emerge “later this year” following the occurrence of neutral conditions during the months of April and June.


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