As per the NASA reports, 2020 was the hottest year recorded, tying with 2016 for this weird title!
According to Agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, Scientists revealed that the earth’s global average temperature was 1.02 degrees hotter than the baseline average of 1951-1980, thus continuing the upward trend in weather we have been observing in recent years. Though the temperature in 2020 was slightly higher than in 2016, there is always a little margin of error; therefore, both the years are placed on top.
The Australian Bushfire and Novel Coronavirus events significantly impacted the increase of warmth in our atmosphere. With the Australian Bushfire having a more significant impact, where a whopping 46 million acres of forests burned at the beginning of 2020.
Speaking on the reports, GISS director Gavin Schmidt had this to say, “The last seven years have been the warmest seven years on record, typifying the ongoing and dramatic warming trend. Whether one year is a record or not is not really that important — the important things are long-term trends. With these trends, and as the human impact on the climate increases, we have to expect that records will continue to be broken.”
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