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Tag: hottest year

  • Friday, April 24th 2020 - 08:30 UTC

    2019 was the hottest year in history across Europe; records shattered by heat waves

    Warm conditions and summer heat waves contributed to widespread drought in  southern Europe, while areas of the Arctic were close to one degree Celsius hotter

    Last year was the hottest in history across Europe as temperature records were shattered by several extreme heatwaves, the European Union's satellite monitoring surface said. In its annual report on the state of the climate, the EU's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said that 11 of the continent's 12 warmest years on record have been since 2000 as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.

  • Thursday, February 7th 2019 - 09:16 UTC

    Last four years the hottest on record, confirms UN's Meteorological Office

    “The long-term temperature trend is far more important than the ranking of individual years, and that trend is an upward one,” said WMO Petteri Taalas

    The last four years were the hottest since global temperature records began, the UN confirmed on Wednesday in an analysis that it said was a “clear sign of continuing long-term climate change”. The UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in November that 2018 was set to be the fourth warmest year in recorded history, stressing the urgent need for action to rein in runaway planetary warming.