The year 2017 has become the second warmest since 1880 as the Earth continues to follow a warming trend. As per the scientists of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, 2017 has notoriously taken the second place in being the warmest.
The year 2016 continues to be the warmest year ever recorded. In fact, in the last seven years, which is since 2010, five of the years have been the warmest on record.
The earth’s average surface temperature has risen by about two degrees Fahrenheit in the last century. In fact, 2017 was the third consecutive year wherein global temperatures were about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit above the late nineteenth-century levels. However, the heat has not been equally distributed in these regions.
The Arctic has warmed the most which has resulted in the loss of ice thereby causing the rise in sea levels. The loss of sea ice continued in the year 2017 as well.