‘Unquestionably Alarming Signs’: New Data Confirms Earth Just Had Hottest Decade on Record | Common Dreams News
New data out Wednesday from federal and international scientists that confirmed 2019 was the second-warmest year on record and capped off the warmest decade on record underscores the scale of the global crisis, said climate advocates.
The temperature data was released in the U.S. by NOAA and NASA. The World Meteorological Organization, which consolidates analysis from NOAA and NASA as well as datasets from the U.K.’s Met Office and the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts and its Copernicus Climate Change Service, and the Japan Meteorological Agency, also issued its findings Wednesday.
“The decade that just ended is clearly the warmest decade on record,” said Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. “Every decade since the 1960s clearly has been warmer than the one before.”
Remember that average global temp. is different than local or regional weather.