Posted November 15, 2018 06:00:55In the first half of the 20th century, the global temperature was only about 1.6 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Now it’s more than 4 degrees.
In the last two decades, the world has warmed by a staggering 4 degrees, making it the third warmest year on record.
It is not just that temperatures are higher than they have been for a century.
It is that the world is becoming warmer and more diverse, with more species thriving on the planet.
Scientists are beginning to see a growing trend of human-driven global warming, as the planet’s temperature continues to rise.
“The trend is clear, and it’s accelerating,” said University of East Anglia’s Dr Peter Wadhams, one of the authors of a paper published on Wednesday in Nature Geoscience.
Wadhams and colleagues compared the temperatures of the world’s species to the temperatures recorded during the last century and 20th.
They found that the trend is most pronounced for animals with long, long lifespans.
The world is now home to some 3.5 billion species of mammals, which makes up more than a third of the global total, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
“We think there are many species that have not been studied before, and that’s really important to understand,” Wadham said.
“These species are all interconnected, they are all in close proximity, and they all need each other.”
Wadampas study found that more species are being wiped out by climate change, including smaller mammals and birds.
“What you’re seeing is a clear trend of increasing extinction, especially for species with long life histories,” Wadampas said.
The researchers found that there was a significant reduction in the number of species on the brink of extinction.
They also found that species that had survived and thrived over millennia have become increasingly vulnerable to extinction.
Wadal and Wadham used global temperature data to examine the patterns of change.
For example, they looked at a wide range of different factors, including land use, farming, animal populations and human activity.
They found that although global warming has slowed, the overall pace of species loss has continued.
“There’s a lot more variation,” Wadam said.
“It’s not just a trend.”