Rising global temperature

Average global temperatures in 2020 were linked to the hottest years recorded, covering what was also the hottest decade on the planet ever recorded, according to new data analysis.

The last six years are now the six hottest recorded, with 2020 at the same level as 2016 as the hottest year ever recorded.

The new analysis comes from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, one of several data sets that track global temperatures and the impact of climate change.

Last year’s temperatures were 0.6 degrees Celsius warmer than the 1981-2010 average and 1.25 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average. (taken from CNN)