December 2, 2023

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New data point to a more 'worrying' climate crisis in Brazil

New data point to a more ‘worrying’ climate crisis in Brazil

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Europe set record high temperatures last year

2020 was the warmest year ever in Europe, beating the previous record by a large margin. This is one of the conclusions of the report. Climate Status 2020, recently published by the American Meteorological Society, which also carries important warnings about the climate in Brazil and the Arctic.

In Europe, last year’s temperatures were more than 1.9°C above the average recorded between 1981 and 2010.

Preliminary information at the beginning of the year has already confirmed that 2020 has broken temperature records on the continent – in addition to being one of the three warmest years in the world. Now, the report notes, the difference from previous years was much higher than previously thought.

In addition to a 1.9°C warmer than the long-term average, the average temperature in 2020 was 0.5°C above the previous record.