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El gráfico muestra el cambio estimado en la temperatura de superficie global desde 1880 y mapas de algunas anomalías seleccionadas de cambio climático significativas hasta marzo 2020.


Se pronostica que 2020 será el año más caluroso registrado

By Ninian Carter

May 13, 2020 - Se prevé que este año será el más caluroso en los registros, los tres primeros meses han sido los segundos más calurosos hasta la fecha.

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) believe that 2020 has a 75% chance of being the warmest year on record for planet Earth.

The first three months of the year are the second-warmest on record, beaten only the El Niño year of 2016 – a cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean that occurs irregularly approximately every two to seven years, and influences temperatures worldwide.

What makes this year's prediction unusual is that 2020 is not a strong El Niño year. In fact February and March were the warmest months on record without an El Niño present.

Record hot January to March temperatures were witnessed across parts of Europe, Asia, Central and South America, as well as the Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

The 10 warmest Marches have all occurred since 1990. March 2020 was the 44th consecutive March and the 423rd consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average.

NOAA understands that the long-term trend of climbing temperatures is primarily because of greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

PUBLISHED: 13/05/2020; STORY: Graphic News