According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, October 2019 was the hottest in recorded history. It was 1.24 degrees Farhenheit (0.69C) higher than the average temperature of October.
It narrowly beat the previous record-holder in 2015 by 0.018 degrees Fahrenheit (0.01C) to take the title of hottest October. However, this should not be very surprising.
It is very clear that the global temperature is rising and there is no denying the fact. Earlier this year, we saw the three hottest days ever occur in June. And many other records were set throughout the year.
Not An Outlier
Almost every month this year has been a record-setter or at least in the top four hottest months. Thus, it is no surprise that October broke a record.
As long as our climate conditions continue to worsen, it will only continue to get hotter. Eventually, the records we see today will become the norm for future generations.
What’s Heating Up The Most?
The report looked at the entire globe and has a wonderful map highlighting which regions warmed up the most.
The “winner,” in this case, was Antarctica. And, this fully lines up with the increased ice melting in the region. The higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than expected.
Which, will ultimately result in higher sea levels.
The Yearly Average Is Not Good
Overall, this year has been hot and the report highlights the fact that the last twelve month’s average is 1.2C above pre-industrial levels.
This is important to note because the Paris Agreement’s goal is to stop the temperature from reaching 1.5C. We are almost there, and humanity will suffer for it in the end.
Sea levels will rise, food will become more scarce, freshwater will become more valuable than oil, and much more. This is the future we are building for the next generation. However, we can still stop it from happening.