2020 may be the hottest year in the history of meteorological observations. This conclusion was reached by experts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, writes the New York Post.
Now the hottest year is considered to be 2016, but 2020 will break this record with a 75% probability, say, climate scientists. In January of this year, snow fell in many Arctic regions, and this month was already recognized as the warmest in history, and in February, scientists from Antarctica recorded the highest temperature for all time of observations.
Scientists predict that in the summer of 2020, many forest fires will take place around the world – by analogy with last year’s fires in Siberia, California, and Alaska. At the same time, huge fires had already passed in early 2020 – in Australia, where millions of animals died.
The hottest summer is still recognized as the summer of 2019. And in the top five of the hottest three summer months are the summer of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.