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October Was The Hottest Month In All Of History, Per Scientists

Over the last decade or so, the Earth has gotten significantly hotter as a direct result of global warming, continuously altering the conditions on the planet for the worse. This means melting ice caps, rising sea levels, and the extinction of a lot of animals and plant species that couldn’t keep up with the continuing changes. And now, according to research made by scientists from the European Union, last month was the hottest October ever recorded in history, with temperatures reaching “well above average” in large number of regions.

Hottest October in the Entire History

According to data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service, the global surface air temperature of this year’s October was 0.69C warmer than the average between 1981 and 2010, narrowly beating October 2015 as the hottest on record. During the same period, the month was 1.1C hotter than the average October over same period.

What’s even more alarming is that the month comes after 2019 saw the warmest June and September ever on record, as well as the second-hottest August.

Per the Copernicus Climate Change Service, this means that 2019 will be one of the hottest years ever on record, which is looking to be a trend from here on in since greenhouse gasses keep on warming the Earth. Furthermore, it looks like there is little chance that it will get colder soon, with global surface air temperature averaging well above the 1981-2010 average across most of the world.

Coincidentally, the release of the data for October coincided with 11,000 scientists all uniting to publish a joint letter that warns us of “untold human suffering” if huge shifts in life to stop climate change isn’t done.

“Despite 40 years of major global negotiations, we have continued to conduct business as usual and have failed to address this crisis,” William Ripple, professor of ecology at Oregon State University, who spearheaded the letter, said . 

According to the Met Office of U.K., this decade is set to be the warmest ever on record, with coming decades likely to be hotter as climate change continues down its path.

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