It's close but 2020 likely to end up hottest year on record

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Just how warm Earth stays this December will determine if 2020 goes down as the hottest year on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
Just how warm Earth stays this December will determine if 2020 goes down as the hottest year on record. And it's looking a lot like it will.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculated Monday that last month globally was the second hottest November on record, behind only 2015. Yet NASA and a European climate monitoring group said it was the hottest November on record. NASA has coverage over the poles that NOAA does not — and both the Arctic and Antarctic were very warm in November, NOAA climate scientist Ahira Sanchez-Lugo said to explain the difference.

Earth's temperature in November was 56.95 degrees (13.87 degrees Celsius), which was 1.75 degrees (0.97 degrees Celsius) above the…
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