Planet Earth appears to be on repeat with one other month of warmth: November 2019 was the second-hottest November within the 140-year world climate report. Furthermore, each season (September by November) and the year to date (January via November) have been every second hottest in recorded historical past, in keeping with scientists at NOAA’s Nationwide Facilities for Environmental Info.
The distinctive warmth additionally was felt at each end of the world: Sea ice protection throughout the Arctic and Antarctic oceans fell to close-file lows in November. The typical world land and ocean floor temperature for November 2019 was 1.66 levels F (0.92 of a level C) above the 20th-century common and the second-highest November temperature on the report, simply shy of November of 2015.
In reality, the world’s five hottest Novembers have all occurred since 2013. The common world seafloor temperature in November was 1.39 levels F (0.77 of a level C) above common — the second-highest temperature for November on the report, behind November 2015.
The year-to-date world land and ocean floor temperature was 1.69 levels F (0.94 of a level C) above the 20th-century common, which made it the second-warmest interval of January by way of November within the 140-year file — simply behind the identical interval in 2016.
The season (autumn or spring, relying on the hemisphere) noticed a median international land and ocean temperature 1.69 degrees F (0.94 of a degree C) above the 20th-century common of 57.1 levels F (14 levels C). It was the second-hottest September-by-November interval on file behind 2015.
Sea-ice protection shrank to its second-lowest dimension on file for November in each the Arctic and Antarctic behind that noticed in November 2016. Arctic sea ice protection was 12.8% under 1981-2010 common, whereas the Antarctic protection was 6.35% beneath common.
Continents and island areas sweated it out: It was the most popular November on report for South America, Africa, and the Hawaiian Islands. The Caribbean had its second-hottest of November, and Europe had its seventh-hottest on the document.
Warming of the ocean continued: The world’s common seafloor temperature ranked second warmest for the year up to now — simply 0.05 of a level F (0.03 of a level C) cooler than the file-breaking year of 2016.