It’s official: 2020 has tied with 2016 as the hottest year on record, despite La Niña cooling conditions occurring across the equatorial Pacific in the latter half of the year. The numbers for both years came in so close from the major climatological organizations that the data from NASA mightread more

Four separate climate research teams are forecasting that the 2020-21 North Atlantic hurricane season will be busier than normal, predicting that roughly 20 named tropical cyclones will form in the North Atlantic Basin, and possibly as high as 25 storms, according to Penn State’s predictions. The four teams, from AccuWeather, Colorado Stateread more

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s projections, 2020 is on track to be the hottest year on record, despite record low solar output, reduced carbon dioxide emissions from reduced human activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no El Niño event forecast to push the global average temperature toread more

2019 is now officially the second warmest year on record, according to a joint press release from NASA and NOAA, with 2016 still holding the dubious distinction of being at the top of the global warming thermometer. Unfortunately, because the planet has seen consistent year-over-year temperature increases, the 2010s areread more