Broiling 2020 was the hottest year ever, NASA climate scientists say

2020 was a dumpster fire in more ways than one: The planet was literally hotter than ever before, with the year ranking alongside 2016 as the planet’s hottest since record-keeping began in 1880, NASA scientists recently reported. Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) concluded in a separate assessment that 2020 was the […]

2020 and 2016 tie for the hottest years on record

man wearing mask at Santa Monica beach

2020 is in a “dead heat” with 2016 for the hottest year on record, scientists with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced January 14. Based on ocean temperature data from buoys, floats and ships, as well as temperatures measured over land at weather stations around the globe, the U.S. agencies conducted independent […]

2020 will likely be the hottest year on record

There is still a chance that 2020 won’t be the hottest year on record. To be more precise, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gives it a 54 percent chance of overtaking the top spot, which means a 46 percent chance that 2020 will be only the second hottest year on record. That might […]

Toasty November means 2020 might nudge out 2016 as hottest year on record

Global temperatures soared last month, making this November the hottest ever recorded, according to a new report.  Unless temperatures dip dramatically in December, 2020 could potentially overtake 2016 as the hottest year on record — if not, the years will likely tie for the title, according to current estimates.  This concerning news comes from the […]

Sydney records hottest November night as heatwave sweeps city

A fiery sunset over the Members’ Stand during the one-day cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the sweltering city Sydney recorded its hottest November night as Australia’s largest city suffered through a weekend heatwave that saw daytime temperatures peak above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). The overnight temperature […]

The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold

Invite your friends to come out and play regardless of the weather. (Dan Gold / Unsplash/) For some people this time of the year is far from a winter wonderland. While others are going on strolls to enjoy the crisp air or playing in the snow, these folks just don’t seem to be built to […]

What was responsible for the hottest spring in eastern China in 2018?

IMAGE: Schematic diagram of possible causes of the hottest spring in eastern China in 2018 view more  Credit: Chunhui Lu The spring of 2018 was the hottest on record since 1951 over eastern China. This record-breaking temperature event caused drought, warm winds and serious impacts on agriculture, plant phenology, electricity transmission systems and human health. Both […]