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Warmest January ever puts 2020 on track to be one of top 10 hottest years

 

February 21, 2020

Felipe Dana – Associated Press

FILE - This early Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 file photo shows an aerial view of large Icebergs floating as the sun rises near Kulusuk, Greenland. Greenland has been melting faster in the last decade, and this summer, it has seen two of the biggest melts on record since 2012.

It may be only February, but 2020 is already "virtually certain" to be among the 10 warmest years on record and has nearly a 50% chance of being the warmest ever, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

The predictions follow a January that was the warmest in 141 years of record-keeping, Karin Gleason, a climatologist with the National Centers for Environmental Information, said in a conference call. Global average temperatures last month were 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit (1.14 degrees Celsius) above average, slightly higher than in January 2016, the previous record-holder.

http://www.startribune.com/warmest-january-ever-puts-2020-on-track-to-be-one-of-top-10-hottest-years/568053712/

 

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