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2020 Ties with 2016 for Warmest Year on Record

Global Temperature

Date: 08 Jan 2021

In 2020, temperatures globally were an average of 1.25 degrees higher than in pre-industrial times

A report from the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service says that 2020 tied with 2016 as the world's warmest year on record, rounding off the hottest decade globally as the impacts of climate change intensified.

Read the full press release here.