2019 was the second hottest year since 1880, second analysis
conducted by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States federal agency that deals with oceans and climate. In 2019 the global average temperatures of 2019 were 0.98 ° C warmer than the average of the years from 1951 to 1980, and slightly lower than those of 2016, when the warming of the Pacific Ocean caused by the “Nino” phenomenon it was particularly intense. The high temperatures of 2019 are part of a trend that has been going on for several years, with the last five in particular being the hottest ever.
NASA explained how rising temperatures in the atmosphere and ocean are also contributing to the continued loss of ice mass in Greenland and Antarctica, and to the rise of some extreme events, such as heat waves, fires and heavy rainfall. The results of this analysis are similar to those published a few days ago by the European program Copernicus, according to which 2019 was the second hottest year ever recorded in the world, and the hottest ever in Europe.
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