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Record-breaking hot years look set to continue through the next decade

Environment 10 February 2020 By Michael Marshall There may be many record-breaking warm years on the horizonAlexandros Maragos/GettyThe recent streak of record-breaking hot years is set to continue throughout the next decade. It is likely that every year from 2019 to 2028 will be one of the ten warmest on record. “After the last five…



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10 February 2020

By Michael Marshall

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There may be many record-breaking warm years on the horizon

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The recent streak of record-breaking hot years is set to continue throughout the next decade. It is likely that every year from 2019 to 2028 will be one of the ten warmest on record.

“After the last five years, we’ve really separated ourselves from the past,” says Anthony Arguez at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina. “It looks pretty likely that we’re going to have a whole lot of top ten years.”

Many recent years have been among the warmest on …

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