The impact of global warming has been very frightening in the last year.
How could it not be, based on the results of an analysis by the climate change observer agency Climate Central from November 2022 to October 2023, this is the hottest period in the history of the earth.
According to Climate Central’s latest analysis, during that period the average global temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures.
“Records will continue to occur next year, especially when El Nino increases, its impact causing unusual heat,” said Climate Central Vice President for Science Andrew Pershing in a press statement in Jakarta, Friday, quoted by Antara.
He said that the worst impacts of climate change occurred in developing countries at the equator and extreme heat waves triggered by climate change hit the United States, India, Japan and Europe.
This condition underlines that no one is safe from the impacts of climate change.
According to the results of the Climate Central Study, as one of the Asian countries with a tropical climate, Indonesia has also experienced an increase in temperature in the last year.
Based on the calculation of the Climate Shift Index, Indonesia ranks at the top among G20 member countries with an average figure of 2.4, beating Saudi Arabia (2.3) and Mexico (2.1).
The results of Climate Central’s analysis of 14 cities in Indonesia show that nine cities experienced the hottest days in a row.
Jakarta and Tangerang were recorded as experiencing the hottest days in a row for 17 days, making these two cities together with New Orleans in the United States second in the list of world cities with the hottest days in a row.
The city of Houston, United States is at the top of the list with 22 hottest days in a row.
The study results also show that as many as 7.8 billion people or 99 percent of humanity experienced warm temperatures above average during November 2022 to October 2023.
Meanwhile, only Iceland and Lesotho recorded cooler than normal temperatures during that period.
Prof. Edvin Aldrian, a BRIN researcher who is the author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report, it is feared that a temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius will occur sooner than expected in 2030 with the current conditions of temperature increase.
“Indeed, there are natural factors such as the El Nino phenomenon, or the position of the sun approaching Earth, but it is human activity that has the most influence on this increase in global temperature,” said Edvin.
Source: CNN Indonesia