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This year could be the hottest yet

Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 20, 2019
Experts reported that 2019 could become the hottest year since 1880, following a report published this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA).
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According to the body's balance sheet, the provisional data from January to October of this year reflect the highest temperatures since the beginning of systematic records, only slightly exceeded by those of 2016.

NOAA reports that from January to October of this year, the global temperature was 0.94 degrees Celsius higher than the average of the last century, and only 0.09 centigrade below the record temperature of 2016.

In October, for example, the global average temperature of the earth's surface and oceans was 0.98 degrees Celsius.

Another of the climatic phenomena noted by NOAA is the reduction of the Arctic Sea ice surface, since last month it was 32.2 percent less extensive than the average recorded in the 1981-2010 period.

According to the researchers, the 10 records for the least sea ice in the Arctic in October were produced between 2007 and 2019, an indicator of the warming tendency observed in that part of the planet in recent years.

NOAA indicates that the warmest ten October months recorded in the last 140 years correspond to Octobers between 2003 and 2009.