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SCIENCE FILE; Another hot year for planet; 2019 was the second-warmest on record, continuing an alarming trend

Jan 16, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

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 last decade's title as the warmest in modern human history, according to data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Each of the last five years was among the five warmest years on record, NASA said.

The steady increase in land and ocean temperatures around th...