Last year was the warmest year ever recorded, which completes a decade of record temperatures that testify to global warming, the European Climate Change Service Copernicus announced a few days ago.
The year 2020 was 1.25 degrees warmer than the pre-industrial period as in 2016. However, 2016 was marked by El Niño, which contributed to the increase in temperature between 0.1 and 0.2 degrees.
Climatologist Zeke Hausfader told Agence France-Presse that the temperature had increased by 0.2 percent per decade since the 1970s.
The World Meteorological Organization announced at the end of December that 2020 is among the three warmest years.
In Europe, which was marked by an exceptional heat wave, 2020 was by far the warmest, 0.4 degrees higher than in 2019 and 1.6 degrees higher than in the reference period 1981-2010, or 2.2 degrees higher. than in the pre-industrial period.
In the Arctic region, especially in Siberia, the year was marked by an “extremely dynamic” season of forest fires, due to which 244 megatons of carbon dioxide were released.
After one isolated year, the period 2015-2020. is the warmest ever recorded, and the last decade (2011-2020) is also the warmest since the beginning of the industrial era.
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