Saturday, 18 November 2017 | 19:10 WIB

Yogyakarta is Heating Up at Alarming Rate

Ilustration of earth temperature.

YOGYAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Head of Center for Research and Development at Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency Urip Haryoko said air temperature in Yogyakarta, Central Java, is increasing by 0.06 degrees Celsius per ten year, along with the increase of greenhouse gas emission.

"This trend of temperature increase will be alarming if it is not balanced with mitigation efforts at the community level," Haryoko said at the National Seminar on "The Role of Science Center in Developing Community’s Literacy of Science" in Yogyakarta, Tuesday (9/12/2017).

According to Haryoko, other big cities are also heating up. Air temperature in Indonesia has increased around two degrees Celsius per one hundred years.

He said the increase in greenhouse gas emissions will have a dangerous impact on climate change, which is described by the shifting of dry season or rainy season.

To minimize the disastrous impact of global warming, Haryoko reminds everyone to start mitigating efforts starting from the simple things such as reducing the use of fossil fuels, limiting waste, not littering, and avoid forest fire.