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Five Year Period Ending 2019 Will Be Hottest On Record

(KFOR NEWS  September 24, 2019)  Does it feel warmer to you these days?  You’d be right.

According to a new assessment, we’re wrapping up the hottest five-year period ever recorded.  Speaking at the Climate Action Summit on Monday, scientists will present their results showing that the planet’s surface temperature has jumped 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels between 2015 and 2019.  The previous period, from 2011 to 2015, the temps only rose 0.28 degrees Celsius.  “This new assessment is another sobering reminder of the critical state of the climate crisis,” says Pep Canadell, who contributed to the report, calling on governments and society, “to act more determined and aggressively in reducing greenhouse gases emissions.”

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