2020 was hottest year ever documented for Europe: Last year was the hottest year of all reported for Europe according to a new report by EU climate agency.
That’s reported in a current report by the EU climate agency Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), that indicates the 12 month average in Europe was 0.4°C warmer compared to 2019, the former record holder, & 1.6°C higher than the average temperature between 1981 & 2010.
Worldwide, 2020 & 2016 were the hottest years of all documented, 0.6°C warmer compared to the average amid the duration from 1981 to 2010 & about 1.25°C higher than the 1850-1900 pre-industrial period, as reported by the study.
The study also indicates areas of the Arctic & Northern Siberia showed some of the biggest annual temperature shifts in 2020, with a big region undergoing an escalation of practically 3°C and in a few areas even more than 6°C.
Carlo Buontempo, Director of the C3s, said: “2020 stands out for its exceptional warmth in the Arctic and a record number of tropical storms in the North Atlantic.
“It is no surprise that the last decade was the warmest on record, and is yet another reminder of the urgency of ambitious emissions reductions to prevent adverse climate impacts in the future.”
2020 was hottest year ever documented for Europe