2019 second hottest year on record, UN confirms

Emirates News Agency | Jan 16, 2020 at 2:16 PM
  • Only 2016 was hotter, due to a very strong El Niño which causes warming, combined with long-term climate change.
  • Since the 1980s, each decade has been warmer than the previous one: a trend the UN agency expects will continue due to the record level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.