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This content was released on 12 January 2022 – 09:00

Sydney (Australia), January 12 (EFE) .- According to data from the National Research Institute for Aeronautics and Water, New Zealand experienced the hottest year on record in 2021, with temperatures averaging 13.56 degrees Celsius (NIWA) in English.

“Seven of the last nine years are the hottest on record. This trend is in line with the general trend of global warming,” the NIWA said in its annual report on climate change.

2021 was the hottest year since 1909 when NIWA began its weather record, and between 1981 and 2010 it was 0.95 degrees above average.

The city of Ashburton on the southern island of New Zealand recorded a high of 39.4 degrees Celsius last year.

In 2021, 55 percent of the days had above-average temperatures, 26 percent were below average, and 19 percent had more uniform levels.

One of the effects of climate change caused by the climate crisis was heavy rains in the middle of the unusually warm Australian winter in July, which flooded the northwest coast of the south, Tasman, Nelson and Marlborough. Island.

According to the NIWA, New Zealand has been experiencing frequent severe weather events such as heat waves, droughts or storms in recent years.

“Serious events that we warned about a few years ago are taking place around the world, and droughts, storms and wildfires are happening more often than they were two decades ago,” the company said in a statement.

Last October, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Artern announced that her country would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, just weeks before the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

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New Zealand became the first country in the financial sector last year to report on the environmental impact of its investments. EFE

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