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2020 is one of the Hottest Years since 1850- United Nations

The United Nations has stated that 2020 is one of the three hottest years ever recorded since modern records began in 1850.

This was contained in a report titled 2020 State of the Global Climate released by the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation on Wednesday.

“2020 has, unfortunately, been yet another extraordinary year for our climate,” said WMO secretary-general Petteri Taalas.

Taalas further said, “the average global temperature in 2020 is set to be about 1.2 C above the pre-industrial level. There is at least a one in five chance of it temporarily exceeding 1.5 C by 2024.”

Petteri Taalas is the head of the United Nations WMO.

The years from 2015 to 2020, according to the WMO, are therefore individually “likely to be the six warmest on record”, the report said.

Temperature averages across the last five years, and across the last 10 year period, “are also the warmest on record”, it added.

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