Maxwell Bernstein | December 9, 2020
Last month was the hottest November on record, according to the New York Times. European researchers from the Copernicus Climate Change Service said that last month’s temperatures were 0.1 degrees Celsius (0.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above the previous record holders for hottest November.
This year is currently on par with 2016 as the hottest year on record and is expected to either tie or break the previous record by a small margin.
Higher than average temperatures were seen this year across Northern Europe, Siberia, the Arctic Ocean, and many parts of the United States. The main driver behind these overall higher temperatures is human-induced climate change.