On 14 January, NASA published analysis that shows 2020 was the hottest year on record, exceeding the record set in 2016 by a small margin. In 2020, massive wildfires scorched Australia, Siberia and the USA’s west coast – and many of the fires were still burning during the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record.
he NASA report confirms that:
Human-produced greenhouse gas emissions are largely responsible for warming our planet. The natural processes Earth has for absorbing carbon dioxide – plants and the ocean – just aren’t enough to keep up with how much carbon dioxide we’re putting into the atmosphere. Climate modelers have predicted that, as the planet warms, Earth will experience more severe heat waves and droughts, larger and more extreme wildfires, and longer and more intense hurricane seasons on average. The events of 2020 are consistent with these predictions.”
Read the NASA report