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 […]

Why is November the 11th, not 9th month?

November, the eleventh month of the year, actually takes its name from the Latin word for the number nine, and it isn’t unique in this regard. September, October and December are named after the Roman numbers seven, eight and 10 respectively. July and August used to be named Quintilis and Sextilis, meaning fifth and sixth […]