Last month was hottest January on record globally: US climate service

Euractiv | Feb 14, 2020 at 8:37 AM
  • Last month was the hottest January on record, surpassing a previous high recorded in 2016, the US climate service said Thursday (13 February).
  • Across much of Russia and parts of Scandinavia and eastern Canada, temperatures were nine degrees above average or higher.
  • Arctic sea ice coverage in January was 5.3% below the 1981-2010 average, while Antarctic coverage was 9.8% below.