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Another month, another heat record

  • 06/15/2020 11:16 am ET Nathan Kauffman
Will 2020 be the hottest year ever?


Global temperatures tied the record for the hottest May since records began 141 years ago, with the average global temperature sitting 1.7ºF (nearly 1ºC) above the average for the twentieth century.

The last seven Mays, from 2014–2020, have been the seven hottest on record. Deke Arndt, NOAA climate monitoring chief, told the AP that 2020 would also likely be the hottest, or second-hottest, year on record.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, impacts of climate change are already occurring and will be far worse if global temperatures reach 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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