2019 was the second-warmest year on record, NASA and NOAA say

2019 was the second-warmest year on record, NASA and NOAA say

In a time of climate anxiety, 2019 was the second-warmest year since scientists began taking temperatures in 1880, government scientists announced Wednesday.The near-record temperatures cemented the past decade’s title as the warmest in modern human history, according to data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The steady increase in land and ocean temperatures around the world has been fueled almost entirely by greenhouse gas emissions since the onset of the Industrial Revolution.

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