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Pandemic is important, yes, but 2020 looks to be the hottest year on record

2020 likely to be the warmest year on record globally,  BY JEFF BERARDELLI,  CBS NEWS, JUNE 15, 2020,  While the public’s attention is consumed by concern over the global pandemic and protests against social injustices, the chronic condition of climate change continues to escalate. In fact, it’s becoming more and more likely that 2020 will be the hottest year globally since records have been kept, dating back to the late 1800s.

Reviews of temperatures for May 2020 have now been reported by four standard-bearer climate data organizations including NASA, NOAA, Berkeley Earth and the European agency Copernicus.

The unanimous conclusion: Last month was the warmest May on record globally, with the caveat from NOAA that it was a virtual tie with May 2016.

According to NOAA, one of the few places on Earth to be cooler than average in May was much of Canada and the eastern United States. But that did little to counteract 2020’s overall warmth.

For the year to date, both NASA and Berkeley Earth rank 2020 as the second warmest globally, a shade behind 2016. This is particularly impressive considering in 2016 there was a Super El Niño. In El Niño years the tropical Pacific Ocean releases copious heat into the atmosphere and record warm years are expected. This year there is no El Niño.

In addition, we are currently at the bottom of the 11-year solar minimum, a time when incoming energy from the sun decreases. This is further proof that solar minimums don’t have a substantial impact on climate.

To put this into perspective, the world’s five warmest years on record have all occurred since 2015, with 2020 highly likely to continue that trend.  ………. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/warmest-year-on-record-2020-likely/

June 18, 2020 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change

2 Comments »

  1. americn society is unraveling. there have been three major nuclear catastrophes since the psycho came in. probably more, since the pychotic psychpath took power. The inl fire santa susana fires . brunswig. the reactor s all deregulated. major nuclear arms race. bomb exploded russia. depression, mass peaceful protest covid.major nuke catastrophe soon

    Comment by harriet noyes | June 19, 2020 | Reply

  2. https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/19/why-killer-cops-go-free/#gsc.tab=0

    CounterPunch

    The American police are a terrorist entity whose job is to hobble the advancement of blacks through intimidation, harassment and murder. Death squads backed up by a racist criminal justice system. A few bad apples my eye.

    Comment by jsclj | June 19, 2020 | Reply


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