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Nepal’s temperature raises by 0.5 degree Celsius in 27 years

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KATHMANDU, June 1: An interactive map produced by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies shows that Nepal’s temperatures rose from -0.124 (-17.84 degree Celsiusdegree Fahrenheit to 0.781 (-17.34 degree Celsius) degree Fahrenheit in 2017.

The map shows how climate change has affected the world’s temperature. In 2010, Nepal’s temperature reached 1.239 degree Fahrenheit. Since then, the country’s temperature has stayed below 1 degree Fahrenheit.

While majority of the countries have experienced effects of rising temperature, no country has felt the impacts of climate change as Mongolia has. The country’s temperature rose by 2.617 degree Fahrenheit in 2017 against 1.392 degree F in 1990.

According to NASA, average global temperature rose by 1.8 degree Fahrenheit since 1980. This has led to sea level rise by 3.2 millimeters and ice sheet melting to 413 gigatonnes every year.

1 degree Fahrenheit = -17.2222 degree Celsius

 

 June 1, 2018 13:39 PM