Earth just experienced its second hottest February on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI.)
Average global temperatures for February 2020 were the second highest for the month of February in climate records going back to 1880, the agency said.
A statistical analysis conducted by NCEI scientists predicts that 2020 is very likely to be among the five warmest years on record. Currently, the warmest years on record are — in order starting with the hottest — 2016, 2019, 2015, 2017, and 2018.
photo credit NOAA National Climate Report – February 2020