The earth has continued to endure a period of significant heat and 2020 makes it to the top of the charts. According to the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) provisional assessment, this year was by far the warmest just behind 2016 and 2019.
The most notable warmth was observed in the Siberian Arctic, where temperatures were 5 degrees Celsius above average.
The WMO continues to say that the effects were outstanding this year, with 152 billion tonnes of ice lost for the ice sheet in Greenland up until August! Not to mention the 30 different storms in the North Atlantic hurricane season.