The Alarming 1.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Rise in Global Temperature in 2022

2022 was the fifth hottest year on record, with global temperatures being 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Learn more about this worrying trend and find out what actions can be taken to address climate change now!

Written by Rika Andini

Global temperature is a crucial indicator of the overall health of our planet. In recent years, we have seen a worrying trend of rising temperatures across the world. On January 15th, NASA released a report announcing that 2022 was the fifth hottest year on record, with global temperatures being 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the average for NASA’s baseline period (1951-1980). This alarming news is a clear indication of the continued trend of rising temperatures and highlights the urgent need to take action on climate change.1[1]


The effects of climate change are no longer abstract and far-off, as the 2022 global temperature report makes clear. Bill Nelson, head of NASA, spoke poignantly about the world we now live in when releasing the report – one where devastating forest fires rage unchecked, hurricanes become stronger more often than ever before, droughts cause water supply shortages and crop failures, and sea levels continue to rise. Climate change is real and it’s already touching our lives in ways we never expected – it’s time for us to respond accordingly.


The report further revealed that carbon dioxide emissions were the highest on record in 2022. This is a concerning trend that needs urgent attention from individuals, corporations, and governments alike. We need to reduce our carbon footprint and transition towards renewable energy sources. This will require changes in our everyday lives, including the way we commute, the food we consume, and the products we use.


NASA’s continued dedication to climate research and data analysis is critical to understanding the complexities of climate change and finding ways to mitigate its impact. The agency’s Earth System Observatory provides state-of-the-art data to support climate modeling, analysis, and predictions to help humanity confront our planet’s changing climate.


In addition to NASA’s report, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducted a second analysis of global temperatures, revealing that 2022 was the sixth-warmest year on record since people began keeping records in 1880. The report highlights the concerning trend of rising temperatures, with the past nine years being the warmest since 1880. The report further notes that compared to the 19th century, the Earth’s temperature has risen by two degrees. This rise in temperature has contributed to the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and droughts.2[2]


NASA has been at the forefront of climate research and data analysis for many years. The agency’s Earth Science Division operates a fleet of satellites that monitor various aspects of the Earth’s climate system, including temperature, carbon dioxide levels, and sea level rise. These satellites also provide critical data on the Earth’s surface, atmosphere, and oceans, helping scientists to understand the complex interactions between these components and how they are changing over time.


In this blog post, we will explore the findings of the 2022 global temperature report released by NASA and NOAA. We will examine the impact of rising temperatures on our planet and

discuss the urgent need for action to address climate change. We will also look at the role that NASA and other organizations play in understanding the complexities of climate change and finding solutions to mitigate its impact.

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What are the causes behind climate change ?

Climate change is a phenomenon that scientists around the world have been studying for decades. It is caused by human activities that release greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere, causing global temperatures to rise. As a result, we are seeing a range of effects, such as melting ice caps, rising sea levels, more frequent and severe heat waves, droughts, and intense weather events. So what exactly are the causes behind climate change? Let’s take a look.

The cause of rising global temperatures and subsequent impacts on clean water resources is largely attributed to human activities that release large amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. According to Gavin Schmidt, the director of NASA’s leading center for climate modeling, “human activities continue to pump enormous amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, and the long-term planetary impacts will also continue.” This highlights the urgent need for individuals, businesses, and governments to take action to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change on our natural resources, including clean water.3[1]

Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas for energy is one of the most significant contributors to climate change. This process releases large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, trapping heat and contributing to the greenhouse effect. As global demand for energy continues to rise, so does the burning of these fuels.

This leads to an increase in global temperature, which has significant consequences for the planet, including rising sea levels, more frequent and severe natural disasters, and the disruption of ecosystems and wildlife.  The burning of these fuels also produces other pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulates which can further exacerbate air quality problems.

Deforestation is another major cause of climate change, because trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to photosynthesize. Trees play a crucial role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, which converts the gas into oxygen and carbon. When forests are cut down or burned, they release this stored carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere, which further contributes to global warming. Industrial processes such as manufacturing plants also emit large amounts of pollutants into the atmosphere which can contribute to climate change over time.  For instance, cement production releases large amounts of CO2 due to its high-temperature process, while metal smelting emits other pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which can lead to acid rain.

Agriculture is also responsible for releasing large amounts of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere in several ways. For instance, livestock production emits methane, which is a powerful greenhouse gas that traps more heat than carbon dioxide does over time. Methane is mainly released through enteric fermentation, the digestive process in ruminant animals like cows, sheep, and goats. Fertilizer use can lead to nitrous oxide emissions, another potent greenhouse gas. In addition, large-scale agricultural operations contribute to deforestation, further contributing to climate change.

The Impact of Rising Temperatures on Clean Water

Climate change is having an increasingly significant impact on our planet’s precious water resources. As temperatures rise, so does the frequency and intensity of both droughts and wildfires, resulting in water scarcity and poor water quality. It is critical to understand why clean water is becoming increasingly scarce and how we can protect it for future generations.

Rising global temperatures have a direct impact on the availability and quality of clean water. As temperatures rise, the likelihood of heat waves, droughts, and wildfires increases, all of which significantly reduce the available clean water supply. Heat waves cause evaporation, which leads to lower groundwater levels and reservoirs that are unable to contain adequate amounts of fresh water.

Droughts can cause rivers, lakes, and other water sources to dry up, making it difficult to access clean water for drinking, irrigation, and other uses. In addition, higher temperatures can cause harmful algae blooms to grow in lakes and other bodies of water, making the water unsafe for consumption and other uses.

In addition to heat waves and droughts, wildfires are another significant impact of rising temperatures that affect the availability and quality of clean water sources. Wildfires can increase sedimentation levels in rivers and streams as ash and burned vegetation wash into waterways, reducing water quality and potentially contaminating water sources. The impact of wildfires on water quality can persist long after the flames are extinguished.

While increased precipitation can help to replenish freshwater resources, it can also lead to severe flooding, which can contaminate water sources with pollutants, sewage, and other harmful substances. Additionally, warmer oceans can lead to more frequent and severe hurricanes, which can cause extensive damage to freshwater infrastructure such as dams, reservoirs, and water treatment facilities. This can result in reduced water availability and quality, making it more difficult to provide clean and safe drinking water for communities.

Warmer ocean waters also cause coral bleaching, which affects the health of coral reefs that act as a buffer against coastal erosion caused by storm surges or tsunamis. This increases the risk for coastal flooding and creates further stress on freshwater supplies when natural barriers are destroyed by strong waves or flooding events caused by storm surges or tsunamis.


How to Protect Our Drinking Water in the Face of Climate Change

Climate change has had a significant impact on our water sources and the amount of safe drinking water available around the world. Rising sea levels, droughts, and extreme weather patterns have caused pollution and contamination in many areas, resulting in unsafe drinking water for millions of people. In order to protect our most vital resource, it is essential that we take steps to reduce carbon emissions, invest in clean energy technology, and implement sustainable agricultural practices.

Reducing emissions is crucial to mitigating the effects of climate change, including its impact on safe drinking water. As global temperatures continue to rise, the availability and quality of clean water sources will be threatened. By adopting clean energy technologies, we can reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses we emit and slow the pace of global warming. In addition to reducing emissions, we can also invest in water treatment technologies, such as Carocell, which can provide safe drinking water from any source. It is imperative that we take urgent action to address climate change and protect our vital water resources for generations to come.

Carocell Solar Water is a solar power technology that has proven to be a game-changer in providing safe and high-quality potable water from any source. This includes seawater, groundwater, and contaminated or polluted water. Carocell has undertaken numerous projects sponsored by prominent organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, Oxfam, the Red Cross, and several other NGOs. These projects have often been carried out in conjunction with government-sponsored initiatives, highlighting the importance of collaboration in addressing the issue of water scarcity and poor water quality. With its innovative technology, Carocell is helping to create a sustainable future where access to clean water is a basic human right for all.

The installation of Carocell Solar Water Purification Technology in Jaffna has made a significant impact on the local community’s access to clean water. The arid climate of the region with low annual rainfall and high temperatures has made it challenging for residents to access safe drinking water. The average temperature ranges from 22 C to 33,8 C. However, with the installation of Carocell, residents no longer have to travel far distances to collect water or consume contaminated water. This not only improves the health and well-being of the local community but also reduces the burden on women and children who are often responsible for water collection. The use of sustainable technologies such as Carocell is critical in addressing the global water crisis and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

Agricultural activities such as irrigation and manure application can increase runoff into nearby waterways which can cause algal blooms or other forms of contamination. To mitigate these effects, we must implement sustainable agricultural practices that are designed to conserve soil health and preserve water resources. Sustainable agriculture practices can also involve reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides, which can leach into waterways and cause contamination.

Farmers can also implement practices such as crop rotation and cover cropping, which can help to prevent erosion and promote soil health. Additionally, implementing more efficient irrigation systems can help to reduce water waste and prevent overuse of available water resources. By prioritizing sustainable agricultural practices, we can help to reduce the impact of agriculture on our freshwater resources and ensure the availability of safe drinking water for future generations.

In conclusion, climate change is having a significant impact on the availability and quality of clean water resources around the world. Rising temperatures are leading to increased droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events that contribute to water scarcity and contamination. It is crucial that we take urgent action to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions by transitioning towards renewable sources of energy and implementing sustainable practices in agriculture and other industries. Technologies such as the Carocell water purification system provide hope for access to clean water in areas where it was previously scarce. We must continue to prioritize the preservation and protection of clean water resources for the health and well-being of both humans and the planet.

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