As per a US government agency, last month that was November was the second hottest November in the 140-year global climate record. It also said that the polar sea ice also shrank to near record lows.
During the month the average global land and ocean surface temperature was 1.66 degrees Fahrenheit which is above the 20th century average and the second highest November temperature on record, as per the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The world’s 5 hottest Novembers have all happened since 2013.
In the meantime, the sea ice coverage shrank in both the Antarctic and Arctic to their second lowest sizes, behind the November of 2016.
Arctic sea ice coverage was 12.8 percent lower than 1981-2010 average, while the Antarctic coverage was 6.4 percent below the average.
More than normal hot temperatures were experienced in most parts of the world except for North America and parts of the Central and Western Asia.
The US data has come days after the Copernicus Climate Change Service of the European Union, making use of various methodologies, determined that November 2019 was the joint hottest month, along with the same months in the year 2015 and 2016.
The United Nations has said that 2019 is to be one of the hottest years on record, while the World Meteorological Organization said that it was practically certain that 2010s had been the hottest decade in the history.