The World Meteorological Organization ( WMO ) revealed that 2020 is one of the three warmest years on record, despite the phenomenon of La Niña, which is the widespread cooling of ocean surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, with average temperatures reaching Global last year was around 2.16 degrees Fahrenheit (1.2 degrees Celsius) above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900).
According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, the six years since 2015 were the warmest on record, and the period from 2011 to 2020 was the warmest decade ever, according to the World Meteorological Organization in its report on the state of the global climate for 2020.
The organization says that even the economic slowdown caused by the Coronavirus cannot reduce the drivers of climate change, including greenhouse gas emissions.
2020 was lagging behind 2016 and just before 2019 in terms of global temperatures, putting it in the top three.
The organization uses ( of WMO ) five data sets to calculate the global figure, Copernican, the NOAA, the NASA. The Met HadCRUT the Office, and the Japanese Meteorological Agency, to reach a comprehensive number.
The report claims that the warmth of 2020 was similar to that of 2016, although La Niña conditions developed by late September.
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