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While the Pandemic has shut the world, the Earth is Heating Up

Data from NASA shows the Earth gradually heating up since the late 19th century. Since the year 2000, this trend seems to have accelerated as shown in the visualization of the data released. March 2020 was only about 0.3° C colder than the average month recorded on Earth since 1880 despite having historically been a colder-than-average month.
 
As confirmed by NASA, Earth just experienced the second-warmest March, the second-warmest February and the second-warmest January on record (the last one was really close and almost tied with hottest January). 
 
Scientists at NOAA are already projecting that 2020 will end up being the hottest year ever recorded. As of now, 2016 exceeded the Earth's mean temperature most (calculated for the years from 1980 to 2015 and used as a reference period for the chart). The year also featured the hottest March, February and January ever recorded.
 
Additionally, the year 2019 was also really scorching and is - as of now - the second-hottest year ever recorded after 2016. As it stands, July 2019 was the warmest month ever recorded on Earth.
 
As seen by the monthly temperatures of selected years since 1880, winter temperature is naturally below the multiyear mean of the reference period, which is a single figure showing the mean temperature over a long period of time irrespective of seasons. Summer temperatures are naturally above the base period multiyear mean but have been diverging further and further from it.
 
The global data for near-surface temperatures comes from onshore weather stations as well as from ship, buoys and satellite measurements of the oceans. According to scientific findings, the continuing global warming will lead to changes in the strength, frequency, spatial extent and duration of extreme weather events.

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