Earth’s energy imbalance has almost doubled in just 14 years.
New research by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) compared data from two independent measurements to show that between 2005 and 2019, the Earth’s energy imbalance doubled and it really is. serious.
According to SciTech Daily, Earth’s climate is determined by a delicate balance between the cosmic radiant energy it receives – primarily from its mother star called the Sun – and the energy the Earth emits, the universe. But over the years, he “swallowed” less and less, which made the planet warmer.
According to Dr. Norman Loeb of NASA’s Langley Research Center, the culprit behind this imbalance is the increase in greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activities. These gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, will increase the heat retention of the atmosphere, so that the energy of the Earth cannot escape while being absorbed abundantly.
This imbalance has led to phenomena such as global warming, the rapid melting of the ice at the poles.
This process of energy imbalance is unfortunately still favored by the transition of the PDO (Pacific Declining Oscillation). PDO is a model of climate change in the Pacific Ocean, in which a giant body of water in the eastern ocean undergoes natural hot and cold phases due to internal changes in the planet.
Data from NASA and NOAA show that since 2014, the PDO has entered a period of increasing warming, reducing the amount of cloud cover over the Pacific Ocean, thereby increasing the absorption of solar energy.
According to an article published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the results once again underscore how humans can “destroy” the planet.