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Meteorologists called 2020 potentially the hottest year in the history of observations. About new global threat posed by climate change, reports the New York Post.
According to experts of the National oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA), there is a 75 percent probability that in 2020, the average temperature reached extremely high values and will break the record in 2016. The reason for this is the lack of efforts to reduce emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.
Warming of 2016 partly due to the influence of El niño temperature oscillations of surface water in the Equatorial Pacific ocean. However, in 2020, scientists expect El Nino, so the natural cycles will not cause the record heat.
Even if the 2020 year will be the hottest year in NOAA believe that he will be in the top five hottest years. In January in many Arctic areas, there was a significant decrease in precipitation. In February, a research base in Antarctica recorded the highest temperature in the history of observations.
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